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The Lovers Venus and Anchises

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Carlo Cesio; after Annibale Carracci, The Lovers Venus and Anchises, 1657, etching on paper, Gift of Louis and Annette Kaufman, public domain, 82.93.30

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Title

The Lovers Venus and Anchises

Artist

after Annibale Carracci (Italian, 1560-1609)

Carlo Cesio (Italian, ca. 1622-ca. 1682)

Date

1657

Period

Late Renaissance (mid-late 16th century)

Medium

etching on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 9 1/4 in x 8 5/8 in; sheet: 9 1/4 in x 8 5/8 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Italian

Credit Line

Gift of Louis and Annette Kaufman

Accession Number

82.93.30

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Cupid

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

Venus

Description

Like Pietro Aquila, Carlo Cesio made etchings after Annibale Carracci’s celebrated paintings in Farnese Palace in Rome (1597–1604). Here we see how Venus, overcome by passion, coupled with the mortal Anchises. These sorts of reproductive prints were highly popular and helped spread the fame of Carracci and the vogue for mythological subjects.

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