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[Cupids Disarmed.] [&] [Venus at the Forge of Vulcan.]
[Cupids Disarmed.] [&] [Venus at the Forge of Vulcan.]
Franciscus Albanus inv. et Pinxit. Stef. Baudet Gall. Sculp. Roma 1672.
Cum Priv. Summi Pont et Regis Christi.
Pair engravings. Plate: 660 x 585mm, (26 x 23"). Large images, scarce. Some marks in margins. Some slight damage in plate.
Two from a series of four plates by French engraver Etienne Baudet (1636-1711) after Francesco Albani (1578-1660). One plate shows several nypmphs disarming the sleeping cupids while Diana, seated in the clouds, watches from above. The second plate depicts the Forge of Vulcan in which several cupid are busy forging and shooting arrows while Venus and Vulcan recline to the right of the image. Diana watches from her throne amongst the clouds.
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[Diana's nymphs disarming sleeping putti.]
Franciscus Albanus inv et Pinxit. Stef. Baudet Gall. Sculp. Romæ 1672.
Engraving. 590 x 680mm (23¼ x 26¾"). On board.
Diana's nymphs disarming sleeping putti, burning their quivers and arrows in a fire. The last in a a series of four paintings commissioned by Ferdinando Gonzaga for the villa Favorita, Mantua, executed between 1621 and 1633. In 1672 Paolo Francesco Falconieri commissioned Etienne Baudet to engrave this set: the engravings were sent to French Minister Louvois, prompting Louis XIV to acquire the paintings in 1684, which are now in the Louvre.
[Ref: 31130]   £360.00  
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[Venus at the forge of Vulcan.]
Franciscus Albanus inv et Pinxt. Stef. Baudet Gall. Sculp. Romæ 1672.
Engraving. 590 x 680mm (23¼ x 26¾"). On board.
Venus at the forge of Vulcan, reclining at the right with Vulcan lying beside her. Her putti are at work forging arrows, while in the background practicing their marksmanship. Diana is depicted, lying on a cloud in the top right corner accompanied by two nymphs. The second in a a series of four paintings commissioned by Ferdinando Gonzaga for the villa Favorita, Mantua, executed between 1621 and 1633. In 1672 Paolo Francesco Falconieri commissioned Etienne Baudet to engrave this set: the engravings were sent to French Minister Louvois, prompting Louis XIV to acquire the paintings in 1684, which are now in the Louvre.
[Ref: 31133]   £360.00  

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La Charité Humaine
La Charité Humaine Gravée d'après le tableau de l'Albane qui est dans le Cabinet du Roy. Large de 1. Pied 11 Pouces sur 1. Pied 6. Pouces de haut
Peint par l'Albane. Gravé par J. Daullé en 1763
A Paris chez la V.ve Daullé Quay des Augustins.
Engraving, platemark 370 x 495mm (14½ x 19½"), very large margins. Glued to backing sheet; stamp of bibliothèque Talhouet, du cabinet de la Lambardais lower left.
Allegory of charity, with a female figure picking fruit to give to the three children, one of whom suckles her breast. After a painting by Francesco Albani (1578-1660) then in the possession of the king and displayed at Versailles. The engraver Daullé obtained royal permission to engrave this painting and another in the royal collection. This painting is now in the Palais du Luxembourg, Paris.
[Ref: 38595]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Nereides Nymphae. 38.
Nereides Nymphae. 38.
Franc Albano pinxit. Dom. Cunego sculpsit Romae 1771.
Exstat Romae in Aedibus Ghisus.
Engraving, very large margins. Plate 241 x 406mm (9½ x 16"). Water staining to left and upper edge; tears to right.
Two Nereids on a shore, one reclining while a cupid scatters pearls over her body, and the other one holding a seashell containing pearls and flanked by two cupids holding coral; in the background, to the right, a cupid with a fishrod. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
[Ref: 31011]   £230.00  
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[The Rape of Europa]
[The Rape of Europa] ...Pavet haec: littusque ablata relictum/ Respicit [...] Ovid. L.2 Metam. Ex Tabula Albani asservata in aedibus Ill.mi D. Comitis Ferdinandi Bolognetti
Fran: Albani pinxit. Iacob: Freij sculp. Romae 1732
Fine copper engraving, 350 x 410mm (13¾ x 16") to platemark. Crease through centre, large margins at sides and bottom.
Europa carried by Zeus in the guise of a bull. Engraved by Jakob Frey from the painting by Albani then in the possession of the Bolognetti family and last seen in the Leuchtenberg sale in the late 1920s.
for the painting see C. Puglesi, 'Francesco Albani' cat. 83.v.e
[Ref: 19718]   £260.00  
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[The Toilet of Venus.]
[The Toilet of Venus.] Littore gemmifero terra letatur adora [...].
Franciscus Albanus inv.t et pinxit.
Stef. Baudet Gall. Sculp. Rome 1672. 1.
Etching and engraving. Platemark: 600 x 670mm (23½ x 26¼"). Few repairs. Laid on conservation paper.
Venus reclines, gazing into a mirror held by Cupid with attendants fixing her hair and a putto tying her sandal. Her chariot appears on a cloud above, with an elaborate fountain to the left, and a porticoed temple to the right. Plate 1 from a series of four works reproducing a set of paintings commissioned by Ferdinando Gonzaga for the villa Favorita, Mantua, and executed between 1621 and 1633. The paintings were later bought by Paolo Francesco Falconieri, who in 1672 commissioned Etienne Baudet to engrave the set. The engravings were sent to French Minister Louvois, and was subsequently acquired by Louis XIV (1684). The paintings are still in the Louvre.
[Ref: 38426]   £480.00  
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[Venus endormée.]
[Venus endormée.]
Albano p: Piloty del.
[Munich: J. Stuntz, c.1830.]
Tinted lithograph with heightening in white. Printed area 310 x 380mm (12¼ x 15")
Venus asleep on a bed with two cupids under an awning, a stream behind. The picture is adapted from Francesco Albani's 'Venus and Adonis', removing Adonis. This print was published in 'Les Oeuvres Lithographiques', a huge series of reproductive plates of paintings, by Johann Nepomuk Strixner (1782 - 1855) and Ferdinand Piloty (1786-1844). Their work did much to popularise lithography, as they showed the technique could achieve all the same effects as other engraving techniques.
[Ref: 31797]   £220.00  
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