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Allegory of Birth , after Giulio Romano's design for the fresco decoration of the Loggia della Grotta in the Palazzo Te, Mantua
Allegory of Birth , after Giulio Romano's design for the fresco decoration of the Loggia della Grotta in the Palazzo Te, Mantua
Date:
1558
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
27.8 x 41.9 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

SLL in the plate: In. Iul.Ro/ Picta in/ Palatio/The/.D./Duc/ Mant./Georgius/Ghisi Mant/.F. 1558;
ILC in the plate: Cum previle/ Gio Regis;
ILR in the plate: Quo genio exceptum te mater/ memnonis afflet. Quasq faces tibi vita accendat./ Ad omni refert.;
Watermark: BL p. 221, n. 39 or 40;
Provenance:
David Tunick, cat. 5, 11/73, n. 69;
LR verso: Marcus Sopher;
Sopher 16th c. cat. no. 44;

Accession Number:
1986.1.361
Acquisition Date:
1986-12-31
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

As Aurora drives her chariot through the skies a woman, who has just given birth, lies dying, attended by two servants. A goddess wearing a tower-crown with a statue of a woman hands the newborn baby to two winged children. Behind them a seated figure lights one torch from another, blowing on the flames.