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Vulcan (Hephaestus), at the request of Venus (Aphrodite) makes armour for Aeneas; representing the element fire. Engraving by L. Desplaces, 1717, after Louis de Boullogne the younger.

  • Boulogne, Louis, 1654-1733.
Date
[1717?]
Reference
2855993i
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Description

Left, Venus, seated on a cloud with Cupid, having descended from her chariot. Right, Vulcan, seated at a metal-vice, hammers out a shield. Right background, the Cyclopes, with an eye in their foreheads, draw molten metal from a furnace and prepare to hammer it on an anvil

Publication/Creation

Paris (rue de la Jussienne) : chez Desplaces, [1717?]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; image 40.9 x 53 cm

Lettering

Ignis ... Le feu. ... Lud. de Boullongne inv. et pinxit. L. Desplaces sculp.t 1717.

References note

Marcel Roux, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, Paris 1951, tome VII, p. 93, no. 76

Lettering note

The lettering is repeated in French

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2855993i

Languages

  • Latin
  • French


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