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Venus training up Cupid. Etching by L. Boullogne the elder after Titian.

Titian, approximately 1488-1576.
Date
1600-1699


About this work

Description

She blindfolds Cupid (because love is blind), while two other people bring his bow and a quiver of arrows

Publication/Creation

1600-1699

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image and border 17.6 x 25.2 cm

Lettering

Titianus inventor. L. Bo. paris. fecit Roma. Super. per.

Publications note

Sir Abraham Hume, Notices of the life and works of Titian, London: J. Rodwell, 1829, p. xlix (as by "L. Bo. Ba.rus")
Roger-Armand Weigert, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome II, Paris 1951, p. 58, no. 12 (as "Vénus et les amours")

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2124991i

Lettering note

Lettering attributes the etching to L[udovicus] [Bo[ullogne] paris[iensis], and states publication approval "super[iorum] per[missu]" (with approval of the government)

Reproduction note

After: a painting by Titian in the Borghese Gallery, Rome, engraved with lettering "Omnia vincit amor"

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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