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Boreas raping Orizia: 2956

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Titles

Boreas raping Orizia

Maker(s)

Farinati, Paolo (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092); William Gibson (Lugt Supplement, 2885); Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., (Lugt 2964); Dr. H. Wellesley; his sale, Sotheby's, 3rd day, 27th June 1866, lot 529, as 'Jupiter carrying a nymph in his arms'; Sir James Knowles; his sale, Christie's, 28 May 1908, part of lot 232; G.T. Clough

Measurements and weight

Height: 285 mm
Width: 416 mm

Relative size of this object

41.6 m28.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by Clough, G.T.

Note

For Villa Giovanelli, Noventa Padovana

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Whitening

Components of the work

Support: composed of card ( faded carta azzura)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white on faded carta azzura

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in the artist's hand

  • Text: Zefiro nel.. / porta psiche / isola al p.. / di chupide
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: crossed out; in the artist's hand

  • Text: Borea Capo di venti / rapise orithia sua diva / un zovene cenza barba
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: in the artist's hand

  • Text: piedi 6
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: in the artist's hand

  • Text: Zefiro che porta psiche Va zovene cenza barba co le ale / Venenere che spenachia lali a chupido co cavetzo roto estrali / favedoli il carchaso tolto et favelle in ato schorichiato / e amore che si dolia r'e patistza di tale ofese fate da venerae sua madre / Merchurio che porta psiche col sua caduceo et alle al capelo e piedi
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: in the artist's hand

  • Text: Vltimi mazo 1588
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: different hand

  • Text: P. Farinati
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: different hand

  • Text: 8.2
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2956
Primary reference Number: 7329
Lugt: 2092
Lugt: 2885
Lugt: 2964
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Audit data

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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/7329 Accessed: 2021-12-03 07:34:29

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