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

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
Mars, Venus and Cupid
 
Date
c. 1545-50
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
320 x 277 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
no
State
first state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.399.61 (as Anonymous Artist after Francesco
Primaticcio) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Herbet IV.202.12 (as Master IQV 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.72 (as Léon Davent, probably after
Luca Penni) info
Henri Zerner, Die Schule von Fontainebleau: Das graphische Werk, Vienna 1969

Albricci 1982, no. 22 (as Léon Davent, probably after
Luca Penni, after Francesco Primaticcio, first state of
two) info
Gioconda Albricci, 'Luca Penni e i suoi incisori,' Rassegna di studi e di notizie 10 (1982), pp. 69-166
 
Comment
On basis of its manner and the fact that many impressions bear counterproofs of Léon Davent's prints on the verso, Zerner attributed the print to Davent. Albricci noted that both main figures derive from antique statues.
 
Inventory Number
52302
 
Classification
Prints: French: 16th century: Unmounted
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