[Cupids Disarmed.] [&] [Venus at the Forge of Vulcan.]
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.
[Ref: 37491] £950.00