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Al Genio, a all'Eleganza dell' Alma. Sig.a Emerenziana Fratini Pentini.
Al Genio, a all'Eleganza dell' Alma. Sig.a Emerenziana Fratini Pentini. ... ille per Caelum volans, Proterra tenera tela molitur mana; Regnumque tantum minimus in Saperos habero. Seneca in Hip.
Stephanus Tofanelli invenit et delineavit. Johannes Folo Venetus sculp. et vendet Romae. Giovanni Folo D. D.
Rome, [n.d.]
Etching. 390 x 440mm (15½ x 17¼"), with large margins. Uncut. Some nicks and creases to the edges. Some cockling. Foxing in margins.
A boyish Cupid holding one of his arrows and tests the point. Quoted beneath the image is the Nurse from Seneca the Younger's 'Phaedra', warning Phaedra of the destructive power of Venus' son, a warning she does not heed which ultimately leads to her suicide. After Stefano Tofanelli's 'Amor Pungente', part of a pair with 'Amor Frecciante' (see Ref 54998).
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54995]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Alle Grazie ed al Gusto elegante delli Illma Sig.ra Leoniloa Bottoni
Alle Grazie ed al Gusto elegante delli Illma Sig.ra Leoniloa Bottoni ... Merito hamatis manus est armata sagittis, Et phareta ex humero Gnosia utroque jacet; Ante ferit, quoniam tuti quam cernimus hostem, Nec quisquam ex illo vulnere sanus abit. - Propert. Lib. II. Egl. I.
Stephanus Tofanelli invenit et delineavit. Joannes Folo Venetus sculp. et vendit Romae. Giovanni Folo D. D. D.
Rome, [n.d.].
Etching. 390 x 440mm (15½ x 17¼"), with large margins Uncut. Horizontal crease down the centre of the image. Some nicks and creases to the edges. Foxing.
Cupid with his bow strung and quiver of arrows by his side. Quoted beneath the image is an excerpt from Propertius Lib II Elg. XII, not from II.I; the poet muses on the cultural and mythic personification of Love as he nurses his own heart, struck by Cupid's arrow. After Stefano Tofanelli's 'Amor Frecciante', part of a pair with 'Amor Pugente' (see Ref: 54995).
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54998]   £360.00  
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