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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2002,1027.55

  • Description

    The Triumph of the Phallus; an anonymous French engraving after a drawing by Francesco Salviati. Early eighteenth century Etching on three joined plates

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1700-1750
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 448 millimetres
    • Width: 1642 millimetres (overall platemark)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Engraved lettering at bottom left: 'Gravé d'après le dessein original de François Salviati Peintre Florentin'. At bottom right an inscription in pen and brown ink in a later XVIIIc or early XIXc hand: 'dans le cabinet de M.Hope de Vlierden, Colonel d'Hussar' (this can be read with the aid of fluorescence). There was a family of Hope in Vlierden, a small village in North Brabant.
  • Curator's comments

    For the history of this composition, see Catherine Monbeig Goguel in 'Salviati et la bella maniera', Rome 2001, pp.24-39. This particular print was not known to her, and has been published for the first time by James Grantham Turner in 'Print Quarterly' XXIV 2007, pp.284-6. He knows one other impression of the print, now in a private collection in Stockholm together with the original Salviati drawing, which has a similar inscription in pen.
    The three plates measure (left to right) 445 x 552; 448 x 542; and 444 x 548mm. The right hand one bears the initials CFL, which may be of the engraver, but do not serve to identify him. The print is published by Linda Wolk-Simon as 'Master CLF' but she provides no argument for who this engraver might be. See 'Art and love in Renaissance Italy', Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2008, p.209.

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  • Location

    Not on display (French Framed Basement XVIIIc)

  • Exhibition history

    2008/9 Nov-Feb, New York, Met Mus of Art, forthcoming exhibition 'Art and Love in Renaissance Italy'
    2009 Mar-Jun, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, forthcoming exhibition 'Art and Love in Renaissance Italy'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date

    2002

  • Acquisition notes

    The print was found in poor condition in 2002 rolled in the cupboard in P&E containing the Witt collection, and transferred to P&D. It had no register number and there is no evidence for its provenance and no reason to think that it came from George Witt (AVG)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2002,1027.55

THIS ENTRY IS TO BE CHECKED ON RETURN OF PRINT FROM CONSERVATION  The Triumph of Priapus; an anonymous French engraving after a drawing by Francesco Salviati. Early eighteenth century  Etching

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THIS ENTRY IS TO BE CHECKED ON RETURN OF PRINT FROM CONSERVATION The Triumph of Priapus; an anonymous French engraving after a drawing by Francesco Salviati. Early eighteenth century Etching

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