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

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

Francesco Primaticcio (Probably after)artist bio
Primaticcio, Francesco
b Bologna, 1504-5; d Paris, between 2 March and 14 Sept 1570
Title / Description
Jupiter Surrounded by Gods
 
Date
1547
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
424 x 280 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed with monogram and dated: '1547/L.D' and lettered with a quotation from Pliny: 'ARBIRVM GENERA NVMINIBVS SVIS DICATA/PERPETVO/SERVANTVR VT IOVI AESCVLVS/APOLLINI/LAVRVS MIERVAE OLEA/VENERI MIRTVS HERCVLI POPVLVS/.PLIN LIB XII.'
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.318.33 (as after Francesco Primaticcio's
pupil) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Le Blanc IV.28.28 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90

Herbet I.30.46 (as after Francesco Primaticcio) 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.76 (probably after Luca Penni) info
Henri Zerner, Die Schule von Fontainebleau: Das graphische Werk, Vienna 1969

Albricci 1982, no. 23 (as after Luca Penni) info
Gioconda Albricci, 'Luca Penni e i suoi incisori,' Rassegna di studi e di notizie 10 (1982), pp. 69-166
 
Comment
The traditional attribution of the design to Francesco Primaticcio was rejected by Dimier and Zerner.
 
Inventory Number
52271
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Unmounted
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