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The story of Cupid and Psyche: Venus approaches Jupiter in her chariot, and with his approval commissions Mercury to find Psyche. 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 19.6 x 2.3 cm


Con le colombe al ciel Vener correggia ... Che sette baci avrà de Vener bella.


['Raphael invenit' state b].

Publications note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Vienna 1813, vol. XV, no. 56.18, p. 219
G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, p. 254, no. 18b and p. 821


Wellcome Library no. 2948807i

Lettering note

Bears numbers: 18 (shaded) and 18 (in clear)

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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