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Venus and Cupid sleeping: P.1619-1991

Object information

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Venus and Cupid sleeping


Printmaker: Unknown
Draughtsman: Primaticcio, Francesco (Associated with?)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1530 - 1550

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 85 mm Width 140 mm
Sheet Height 86 mm Width 142 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cumberland's Essay, 4to, p.456, No DLXXI
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Bonasone
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1619-1991
Primary reference Number: 82996
Cumberland (Italian prints): DLXXI
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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