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The story of Cupid and Psyche: inside the palace, Psyche, shown five times, is undressed, bathed, anointed, dried and laid to bed by invisible nymphs. Engraving by Agostino Veneziano, 15--, after M. Coxie, 153-.

  • Coxcie, Michel, 1499-1592
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[between 1500 and 1599]
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34769i
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Credit: The story of Cupid and Psyche: inside the palace, Psyche, shown five times, is undressed, bathed, anointed, dried and laid to bed by invisible nymphs. Engraving by Agostino Veneziano, 15--, after M. Coxie, 153-. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 19.4 x 23.4 cm

Lettering

Fa la fanciulla quel, che detto l'hanno ; l'ignote voci & benche stia sospesa ; per la gran nouità, pur d'ogni panno ; ignuda è tutta à ben lavarsi intesa ; i piei la testa & de gli odor, che stanno ; nel vaso s'unge, & entrar non le pesa ; dopo il piacer de l'ungersi, & lavarsi ; nele morbide piume à ristorarsi ; A.V. ; Ant. Sal. exc.

Edition

['Raphael invenit' state b or c].

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 34769i

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Vienna 1813, vol. XV, no. 45.7, pp. 214-215
G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, pp. 251-252, no. 7b or 7c, and p. 820

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 Agostino Veneziano on the evidence of his initials A.V. on the step to the bedroom, right

Lettering note

Bears numbers: 7 (shaded) and 7 (in clear)

Notes

The seventh in a series of prints of Cupid and Psyche

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Languages

  • Italian


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