Collection of Prints and Drawings
Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
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
Georg Kaspar Nagler, Die Monogrammisten, 6 vols.,
Munich 1858–79, II.1882.3 (first state of two)
Andreas Andresen, Nicolaus Poussin; Verzeichniss der
nach seinen Gemälden gefertigten gleichzeitigen und
späteren Kupferstiche etc., Leipzig 1863, p. 86, no.
438 (first state of two)
Alexandre de Vesme, Le Peintre-graveur italien: ouvrage
faisant suite au Peintre-graveur de Bartsch, Milan
1906., p. 64, no. 1 (first state of two)
Georges Wildenstein, 'Les Graveurs de Poussin au
XVIIe siècle,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts 46 (1955),
pp. 81-362., p. 265, no. 121 (first state of two)
 
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
Citation Line
Chiari, Fabrizio (Print made by), Poussin, Nicolas (After), Inv. No. 8476, in Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 9th of August, 2020) «