[Diana's nymphs disarming sleeping putti.]
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