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L'homme sensuel

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1837,0408.284

  • Title (object)

    • L'homme sensuel
  • Description

    Allegory of Vice; a naked man, centre, sprawling against a tree, his hands tied behind him; by three naked women with serpents in their hair, surrounding him and tormenting him; the one behind him blowing a pipe in his ear; in the foreground the head and hands of a boy holding grapes; landscape in the background; printed in reverse. 1720
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1720
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 244 millimetres
    • Width: 156 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title in French and Latin, giving dimensions of the original.
        Lettered below image with production details left "Correge pinxit." and right "L. Surugue sculpsit 1720"
  • Curator's comments

    Print after Correggio's Allegory of Vice, in the collection of Isabella d'Este c.1542; to London in 1628; now in the Louvre, Paris. See Gould, 1976, pp. 241-242.

  • Location

    Not on display (Italian Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1837

  • Acquisition notes

    From Richard Ford's collection of prints after Correggio (1837,0408.14 to 669), purchased from him through Colnaghi's, for £250.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1837,0408.284

Allegory of Vice; a naked man, centre, sprawling against a tree, his hands tied behind him; by three naked women with serpents in their hair, surrounding him and tormenting him; the one behind him blowing a pipe in his ear; in the foreground the head and hands of a boy holding grapes; landscape in the background; printed in reverse.  1720  Etching and engraving

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Allegory of Vice; a naked man, centre, sprawling against a tree, his hands tied behind him; by three naked women with serpents in their hair, surrounding him and tormenting him; the one behind him blowing a pipe in his ear; in the foreground the head and hands of a boy holding grapes; landscape in the background; printed in reverse. 1720 Etching and engraving

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