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Venus embracing Cupid: 34.17-14

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Venus embracing Cupid


Printmaker: Boldrini, Niccolà
Draughtsman: Vecellio, Tiziano (After)




History note: Sold at W. Bell Scott's sale 20th April 1885 and the following four days, London (Sotheby's)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1917) by Unknown


16th century
Production date: AD 1566


Cut at top and on left and right. Sketch of a naked woman (Venus?) in red chalk on verso.

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Chiaroscuro woodcut

Identification numbers

Accession number: 34.17-14
Primary reference Number: 129436
Bartsch: 29
Lugt: 2607
Tietze: 10
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 September 2022 Last processed: Friday 23 September 2022

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

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