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Amores Naturales

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1957,0413.257

  • Title (object)

    • Amores Naturales
  • Description

    Allegory of Natural Love; winged putti, armed with a whip, stick, bow and arrows and a rope, play with a marble lion, sculpted by Arcesilaus; a drinking horn lies on the ground; beyond, a rural landscape
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1612 (before)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 237 millimetres
    • Width: 177 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image: 'Ioan. Stradanus / delineabat. / Phls Galle excud. / Theodor / Galle sculp.' Lettered below image: 'AMORES NATURALES / Ex Plinio Lib. 36. Cap. 5. / Varroni docto celebratum...Arcesilae, venit. / Ludebat / Corn. Kil. Duffl.'
  • Curator's comments

    Illustration from Pliny the Elder's 'Natural History,' Book 36, Chapter 4 (not 5 as the inscription claims).

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 284.I (Johannes Stradanus) bibliographic details
    • Baroni Vannucci 1997 776 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Large)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1957

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1957,0413.257

Putti, armed with a whip, bow and arrows and a rope, play with a marble lion, sculpted by Arcesilaus, a drinking horn lies on the ground; beyond, rural landscape  Engraving

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Putti, armed with a whip, bow and arrows and a rope, play with a marble lion, sculpted by Arcesilaus, a drinking horn lies on the ground; beyond, rural landscape Engraving

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