[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
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