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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
Apollo Killing Orion, 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: 'IMPROBVS ORION CASTAM VIOLARE DIANA/AVSVS APOLLINEI CADIT ICTVS AGUMINE TELI'
State
first state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Robert-Dumesnil IX.48.137 (first state of two) info
Alexandre P. Robert-Dumesnil, Le peintre-graveur francais, 11 vols., Paris 1835-71

Le Blanc II.504.90 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Albricci 1982, no. 41 (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. 77 (probably after Luca Penni) info
Bruce Davis, Mannerist Prints: International Style in the Sixteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art 1988

Bartsch nemtalalom info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 50177. A drawing of the composition in the same direction is preserved in the Louvre, inv. no. 8741.
 
Inventory Number
50181
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Mounted I
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