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The Ages of Love / Amore letheo

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    U,2.153

  • Title (object)

    • Amore letheo

    Title (series)

    • The Ages of Love
  • Description

    Bronze Age; allegorical scene showing the fading of passionate love with Cupid extinguishing a torch in a river in central foreground, surrounded by naked woman bathing, men bathing separately in background; after Sadeler who engraved after Pauwels Franck
    Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1589-1595 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 221 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 293 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in lower margin with two columns containing two lines of Italian each: "Felice chi del fiume à l'onde arriua, / Che'l foco stingue al cishonesto Amore, / Et empie di contento, e d'ogni honore / Chi del suo uan piacer se stessa priua".
  • Curator's comments

    This is one from a series of four, for comment and a pair see U,2.152.
    After the painting by Franck in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv.no.2363.

  • Bibliography

    • Bohlin 1979 191-192 (Cf.) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein undescribed (Sadeler) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    U,2.153

Bronze Age; allegorical scene showing the fading of passionate love with Cupid extinguishing a torch in a river in central foreground, surrounded by naked woman bathing, men bathing separately in background; after Sadeler who engraved after Pauwels Franck  Etching and engraving

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Bronze Age; allegorical scene showing the fading of passionate love with Cupid extinguishing a torch in a river in central foreground, surrounded by naked woman bathing, men bathing separately in background; after Sadeler who engraved after Pauwels Franck Etching and engraving

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