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Typis ac Sumptibus Dominici Rubeis Io. Jacobi Filij ac Hæredis, Romæ ad Templum S.te Mariæ de Pace cum Privilegio summi Pontificis, et sup. perm. Anno 1693.
Engraving with large margins, printed in sanguine. 390 x 670mm (16 x 22½") Wear to edges.
A plate illustrating lunettes from the 'Loggia di Psyche' by Raphael. At the centre are the Three Graces, seated with Cupid; on either side are putti, one with a pitchfork, the other with a trident, a third leaning on Cerberus, the three-headed dog. Plate 3 from 'Psyches et Amoris nuptiae fabula a Raphaele Sanctio Urbinate Romae in Farnesianis hortis', a series of engravings illustrating Raphael's 'Loggia di Psyche' at the Villa Farnesina, Rome. The plates were drawn and engraved by Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746), described by art historian Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613-1696) and published by Domenico de Rossi (1647-1729).
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