The story of Cupid and Psyche: Venus, borne by dolphins and accompanied by tritons and nereids, is told by a seagull that her son Cupid is ill. Engraving by the Master of the Die, 15--, after M. Coxie, 153-.

  • Coxcie, Michel, 1499-1592.
[between 1500 and 1599]
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About this work


[Rome] : Ant. Sal. exc, [between 1500 and 1599]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 20.3 x 23.4 cm


Venere in tanto sovra dui delphini ... Scottato geme per gran duol, che sente Bears numbers: 16 (shaded) and 15 (in clear)


['Raphael invenit' state c].


The sixteenth in a series of prints of Cupid and Psyche

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Vienna 1813, vol. XV, no. 54.16, p. 218
G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, p. 253, no. 16c and p. 821


Wellcome Collection 2944545i

Creator/production credits

One in a series of prints after drawings attributed when first published to Raphael, but attributed by Vasari to Michiel Coxie. The engraving is attributed to the Master of the Die on the evidence of his monogram on the earliest state of two of the plates (nos. 6 and 9)



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