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Production People
Fabrizio Chiari (Print made by)artist bio
Chiari, Fabrizio [Claro, Fabrizio; Clarus, Fabritius]
b Rome, 1615; d 1695

Nicolas Poussin (After)artist bio
Poussin, Nicolas
b Les Andelys, Normandy, June 1594; d Rome, 19 Nov 1665

Fabrizio Chiari (Published by)artist bio
Chiari, Fabrizio [Claro, Fabrizio; Clarus, Fabritius]
b Rome, 1615; d 1695
Title / Description
Venus and Mercury
 
Date
1636
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
285 x 383 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed in the book: 'NICOLAVS / PVSSIN / VS / IN' and inscribed wit publisher's address an dated lower left: 'FABRITI / CHLARVS / ex 1636'
State
first state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Nagler, Monogr. II.1882.3 (first state of two) info
Georg Kaspar Nagler, Die Monogrammisten, 6 vols., Munich 1858–79

Andresen 1863, p. 86, no. 438 (first state of two) info
Andreas Andresen, Nicolaus Poussin; Verzeichniss der nach seinen Gemälden gefertigten gleichzeitigen und späteren Kupferstiche etc., Leipzig 1863

De Vesme 1906, p. 64, no. 1 (first state of two) info
Alexandre de Vesme, Le Peintre-graveur italien: ouvrage faisant suite au Peintre-graveur de Bartsch, Milan 1906.

Wildenstein 1955, p. 265, no. 121 (first state of two) info
Georges Wildenstein, 'Les Graveurs de Poussin au XVIIe siècle,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts 46 (1955), pp. 81-362.
 
Comment
After a drawing by Poussin now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 32433). The painting by Poussin with the same composition now survives in two pieces, one in the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (inv. no. DPG481), the other in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 7299). The plate is preserved in the Calcografia Nazionale, Rome.
 
Inventory Number
8476
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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