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Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis
Artist:
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Pen And Brown Ink, Brown Wash, And White Opaque Watercolor Over Red Crayon On Laid Paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 257 x 321 mm (10 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff;Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell, no known No., Hellman no. 259 as "Venus and Adonis" by an identified Italian (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871,New York: privately published, 1915,
Unverified notes from old Achenbach mat:
Juergen Schulz suggested "Late 17th c. Neapolitan, similar to drawings in Düsseldorf", and A. Clark suggested "Probably Roman, not Neapolitan";
This sheet was formerly laminated to paper mount prior to conservation (by WRPCL?);

Accession Number:
1963.24.66
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Venus, in her chariot drawn by swans, comes from the clouds to Adonis,who lies wounded in a landscape setting, while a dog chases a boar in the background