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Venus with Cupids and Satyr: Jupiter and Antiope: PD.133-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Venus with Cupids and Satyr: Jupiter and Antiope


Draughtsman: Ribera, Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto)




May represent Ariadne on Naxos, defended from a satyr by a Cupid


History note: William Mayor (Lugt 2799); Sir E.J. Poynter (Lugt 874), his sale, Sotheby's, 25 April 1918, lot 177, bt. Thomas Agnew and Sons for Charles B.O. Clarke; Louis C.G. Clarke

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Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 174 mm
Width: 258 mm

Relative size of this object

25.8 m17.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


1626 CE - 1630 CE


Ribera's only drawing of a female nude

School or Style

Spanish School

Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( white)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink on white paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Spanoletto (in an early hand)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Skizzo del Ribera
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.133-1961
Primary reference Number: 6008
Lugt: 2799
Lugt: 874
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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