Collection of Prints and Drawings

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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
Danae
 
Date
early 1540s
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
215 x 290 mm (sheet, trimmed (oval))
Inscriptions
Signed with monogram at right: 'LD'
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.321.40 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Herbet I.20.4 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.8 info
Henri Zerner, Die Schule von Fontainebleau: Das graphische Werk, Vienna 1969

Paris 1972, no. 371 (entry by Henri Zerner) info
L'École de Fontainebleau, ed. Michel Laclotte, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Grand Palais 1972
 
Comment
After Francesco Primaticcio's composition painted in the Galerie Francois I, Fontainebleau. The preparatory drawing in reverse is in Chantilly, Musée Condé, inv. no. DE 150. Jean and Pierre Le Bries' tapestry after Primaticcio's composition is preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, see Paris 2004, no. 14.
 
Inventory Number
52280
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Mounted I
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