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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1845,0825.467

  • Description

    Venus; the goddess in the sky identified by an inscription: 'VENERE' riding a chariot drawn by a pair of doves; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed: 'TORO' and 'BILANCE'; a blindfolded Cupid shoots arrows earthwards; below the various occupations and enjoyments of love: lovers are shown dancing, playing music, eating, bathing, riding; on the frieze of the palace on the left the inscription: 'ONNIA VINCIT AMOR'. c.1464. Engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1464 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 320 millimetres
    • Width: 215 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Below there are ten lines of text explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: 'VENERE E SEGNO FEMININO POSTO NEL TERZO CIELO EFREDDO EUMIDA TENPERATA LAQUALE AQUESTE PROPRIETA [...] VA UNO GRADO E 12 MINUTI E NUNA ORA 30 MINUTI'.
  • Curator's comments

    This print belongs to the so-called 'original' series of 'Planets', a group of engravings created probably around 1464 in a style called by Hind 'Fine Manner'. For this group see the entry for Hind A.III.1a (1845-8-25-474). As Hind noted, the couple dancing in the centre and the bathers on the cart should be compared with similar figures in some of the so-called 'Otto Prints' (Hind, A.IV.13, 18, 12). The Cupid corresponds to one in the 'Triumph of Love' in the 'Vienna Triumphs of Petrarch' (Hind, A.I.18).

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2403.005 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 A.III.5a.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0825.467

Venus; the goddess in the sky identified by an inscription "VENERE"  riding a chariot drawn by a pair of doves; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed "TORO" and "BILANCE"; a blindfolded Cupid shoots arrows earthwards; below the various occupations and enjoyments of love: lovers are shown dancing, playing music, eating, bathing, riding; on the frieze of the palace on the l the inscription "ONNIA VINCIT AMOR"; below are ten lines of text explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "VENERE E SEGNO FEMININO POSTO NEL TERZO CIELO EFREDDO EUMIDA TENPERATA LAQUALE AQUESTE PROPRIETA [...] VA UNO GRADO E 12 MINUTI E NUNA ORA 30 MINUTI".  c.1464  Engraving

Venus; the goddess in the sky identified by an inscription "VENERE" riding a chariot drawn by a pair of doves; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed "TORO" and "BILANCE"; a blindfolded Cupid shoots arrows earthwards; below the various occupations and enjoyments of love: lovers are shown dancing, playing music, eating, bathing, riding; on the frieze of the palace on the l the inscription "ONNIA VINCIT AMOR"; below are ten lines of text explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "VENERE E SEGNO FEMININO POSTO NEL TERZO CIELO EFREDDO EUMIDA TENPERATA LAQUALE AQUESTE PROPRIETA [...] VA UNO GRADO E 12 MINUTI E NUNA ORA 30 MINUTI". c.1464 Engraving

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