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Venus Covering Sleeping Amor, between 1573 and 1638

  • Odoardo Fialetti, Italian, 1573-1638

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 7 × 3 5/8 inches (17.8 × 9.2 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S488.50D

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Love
  • Allegory
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Etching
  • Putto
  • Venus

Signed, in plate, lower right corner: Ff

Stamped, in purple, verso: J PEOLI (Lugt 2020)

Inscribed, in plate, lower margin: [illegible] Inscribed, in plate, lower left corner: [unidentified mark] Inscribed, in brown ink, verso: LEH Inscribed, in brown ink, verso: J. I. R.

May 1894, J.J. Peoli (New York, New York). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Odoardo Fialetti, Venus Covering Sleeping Amor, between 1573 and 1638, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S488.50D.