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Production People
Léon Davent (Print made by)artist bio
Davent, Léon [L.D.]
fl 1540-56

Francesco Primaticcio (After)artist bio
Primaticcio, Francesco
b Bologna, 1504-5; d Paris, between 2 March and 14 Sept 1570
Title / Description
Polymnia, from the series Three Goddesses and Nine Muses
 
Date
c. 1540-45
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
227 x 172 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed and signed with monogram lower right: 'Bologna/LD', and inscribed at left in pen and ink: 'polymnia 7'
State
second state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Herbet I.28.25 info
Felix Herbet, Les graveurs de l'École de Fontainebleau, unchanged reprint of the articles published in the Annales de la Société Historique & Archéologique du Gatinas 1896-1902, Amsterdam 1969

Zerner 1969, LD.31 info
Henri Zerner, Die Schule von Fontainebleau: Das graphische Werk, Vienna 1969

Bartsch XVI.316.22 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 52267. Francesco Primaticcio's preparatory drawing is in the Louvre, inv. no. 8559, see Paris 2004, no. 58, where Dominique Cordellier supposes that the source of this figure was possibly Michelangelo.
 
Inventory Number
52269
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Unmounted
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