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The Cruelty of Love; a woman showing the heart just plucked from the chest of a young man who is bound to a tree; circular format. c.1465-80
- Production date
- 1465-1480 (circa)
Diameter: 101 millimetres (circular)
- Curator's comments
- The present engraving belongs to the so-called 'Otto Prints'; for this group see the commentary to Hind, A.IV.2 (1852-3-1-3).
As Hind noted, the same motive appears in the lower part of Hind, A.IV.12 and in a niello of which there are impressions in Berlin, Vienna and in the Rothschild Collection (Louvre, Paris).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The eight 'Otto' prints 1852,0424.1 to 8 were purchased at the same sale as 1852,0301.1 to 6. Those were purchased on commission, using the sum of £150 that the Trustees had authorised. Evans bought these other 8 lots on his own account, and offered them as a group to the BM for £200.
Provenance: Baron Philippe de Stosch (1731-1757); Wilhelm Muzel; Ernst Peter Otto (Leipzig, 1783); Klauss Otto (Leipzig, Weigel, 1852).
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