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Cupid in the Elysian fields - Giulio Bonasone prints
Cupid in the Elysian fields - Giulio Bonasone prints
Cupid in the Elysian fields - Giulio Bonasone prints

Cupid in the Elysian fields

By Giulio Bonasone

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Cupid in the Elysian fields - Giulio Bonasone print

Giulio Bonasone
1563

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Reference: Bartsch 101, Le Blanc 141, Massari 185, 1st state/4

Date: 1563

Medium: engraving

Edition size: unknown

Image size: 23 x 36 cm

Sheet size: 23 x 36 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: €5000 (incl. taxes)

Description:

Engraving, 230 x 360 mm to the borderline. Bartsch 101, Le Blanc 141, Massari 185, 1st state/4.

Impression of the 1st state (of 4) according Massari, before Gio. Giacomo Rossi’s publisher’s address.

Fine impression printed on laid watermarked paper (Three mounds in circle with a star above), trimmed to the borderline, 1 mm inside the platemark in the middle of the left border. Small repaired tear upper right.

Adam Bartsch describes this print as follows: « Cupid has been caught by surprise in the Elysian fields by those he tormented during their life. In order to take revenge on him they bound him to a tree and beat him with bouquets of roses and flowers. » However, according to the verses in Italian engraved on the rock, after being whipped Cupid will escape again « to this world and his law will hold sway over us. »

Bartsch mentions that Jules Bonasone was the creator of the design and the engraver of this print, which is one of his most beautiful and rarest works.

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