14 AMOR (four allegorical) 187


Title: AMOR (four allegorical)
Author: copy after Vos, Maarten de (1532-1603) after Sadeler, Raphael I (1560-1632)
Description: First print of the series: Love. In the foreground a young man playing a lute under a tree with Cupid aiming an arrow at him; beyond is a park with a loggia and figures making music, eating and drinking at a table in the open air; at left is a Diana fountain, a female torso spurting water from her breasts atop a turtle; by the musician's feet are various musical instruments, a sport racket, a sword, gloves and a moneybag. Inscribed on the bottom:'Dum mihi... foelix qui potuit dicere talis eram.'; number '253' added with brown ink, titled above:'AMOR' Inscription Content: Lettered above with “AMOR”. Below left “Martin de vos inventor / Raphael Sadeler scalpsit et excudit” and date “1591”. In the margin two columns of Latin, each four lines “Dum mihi … eram”.
Colouring: EURO 787 INCL. VAT
Condition: Prenten, Genre
Technique: Engraving on paper, pasted on cardboard, rimmed within paltemark; total: 216 x 251; Hollstein 1462, copy c
  • Number: 1871139
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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