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Venus training up Cupid. Etching by L. Boullogne the elder after Titian.
- Titian, approximately 1488-1576.
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She blindfolds Cupid (because love is blind), while two other people bring his bow and a quiver of arrows
1 print : etching ; image and border 17.6 x 25.2 cm
Titianus inventor. L. Bo. paris. fecit Roma. Super. per.
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")
Wellcome Library no. 2124991i
Lettering attributes the etching to L[udovicus] [Bo[ullogne] paris[iensis], and states publication approval "super[iorum] per[missu]" (with approval of the government)
After: a painting by Titian in the Borghese Gallery, Rome, engraved with lettering "Omnia vincit amor"