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Allegory of Earth's fertility: P.6092-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Allegory of Earth's fertility
(Jupiter and Antiope?)


Printmaker: Ghisi, Giorgio (Attributed)
Printmaker: Monogrammist F. G. (Possibly)
Draughtsman: Primaticcio, Francesco (After)




Primaticcio's drawing was possibly a preparatory study for one of the works he produced in the 1550s during the decoration of the Chateau de Fontainebleau (not extant).


History note: From the W. Young Ottley collection (Lugt 2662-5); Sir Mark Masterman Sykes, Bart. (1771-1823); his sale at Sotheby's 29th March and 11 following days, 1824, Lot 503 (2 prints); bt. S. Woodburn for the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1824) by Sykes, Mark Masterman


The impression in the Metrolpolitan Museum, New York, is attributed to the anonymous Italian master, Monogrammist F.G. (inv. no. 49.95.376).

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.6092-R
Primary reference Number: 127819
Bartsch: 52 II/II
Illustrated Bartsch: 52 (404)
Lugt: 1897
Lewis: A 2
Old location number: 37.1.51
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 May 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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