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Venus and Cupid with a lute-player: 129

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Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)

Titles

Venus and Cupid with a lute-player

Maker(s)

Painter: Vecellio, Tiziano

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Notes

History note: Probably coll. Emperor Rudolf II (d.1612); Imperial collection, Prague, by 1621; taken to Sweden after the fall of Prague, 1648; Queen Christina of Sweden, Rome (d. 1689); Orleans family; exh. for sale, London, Lyceum, 1798/9 (199), bt. Viscount Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 150.5 cm
Width: 196.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Dating

1555 CE - 1565 CE

School or Style

Italian
Venetian School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 129
Primary reference Number: 654
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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