Collection of Prints and Drawings

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Production People
Etienne Delaune (Print made by)artist bio
Delaune, Etienne
b ?Paris, c. 1519; d Paris, 1583

Luca Penni (Probably after)artist bio
Penni, Luca [Romanus]
b Florence, 1500–04; d Paris, 12 April 1557

Jean Cousin the Elder (Probably after)artist bio
Jean Cousin the Elder [Jean Cousin (i) le père]
b ?Souci, nr Sens, c. 1500; d ?Paris c. 1560
Title / Description
Latona Turning the Lycians into Frogs, from a series of six scenes from the Story of Apollo and Diana (R-D 133-38)
 
Date
before 1572-73
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
80 x 106 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed with monogram 'SF', lettered: 'CVM PRI REGIS' and in the margin: 'LATONAM LYCIVS DVM STAGNIS ARCET AGRESTIS/RANA FIT : ET MERITAS STAGNI LVIT INCOLA POENAS'
State
first state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Robert-Dumesnil IX.47.133 (first state of two) info
Alexandre P. Robert-Dumesnil, Le peintre-graveur francais, 11 vols., Paris 1835-71

Le Blanc II.504.86 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Andresen 1870-1873, II.22.14 info
Andreas Andresen, Handbuch für Kupferstichsammler oder Lexicon der Kupferstecher, Maler-Radierer und Formschneider aller Länder und Schulen nach Massgabe ihrer geschätzten Blätter und Werke, Leipzig 1870-1873

Albricci 1982, no. 37 (after Luca Penni, first state of
two) info
Gioconda Albricci, 'Luca Penni e i suoi incisori,' Rassegna di studi e di notizie 10 (1982), pp. 69-166

Davis 1988, no. 73 (probably after Luca Penni) info
Bruce Davis, Mannerist Prints: International Style in the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art 1988
 
Comment
The series of six prints was engraved by Étienne Delaune before his departure for Strasburg in 1572-73, as proven by the copyright line. The engravings are related to the tapestries commissioned c. 1549-52 by Henri II to decorate the chateau of Diane de Poitiers at Anet, executed at Fontainebleau (see Paris 1972 nos. 455-61 and 'Fontainebleau et l'estampe en France au XVIe siècle, iconographie et contradictions', Nemours 1985, nos. 29 and 187). The designs for the engravings are generally given to Luca Penni, while those of the tapestries have been ascribed to Philibert de l'Orme, Jean Cousin the Elder, or Luca Penni. The question is undecided as the related drawings (Musée de Rennes, inv. no. 41-1; Louvre, inv. nos. 8741 and 8742), earlier attributed to Penni, may be copies after the print, see Edith A. Standen, The Tapestries of Diane de Poitiers, in Actes du colloque international sur l'art de Fontainebleau, Paris 1975, p. 94, and Boorsch Lewis and Lewis, p. 93, no. 3. Davis claims that the landscapes are very close to Cousin. Second state impressions are numbered from 1 to 6 and the last print bears the publisher's address of Francois Langlois (Il Ciartres).
 
Inventory Number
50177
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Mounted I
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