Jupiter suckled by the Goat Amaltheia
engraving, circa1533-74, on laid paper, indistinct watermark Ladder in Circle with Star (see Woodward 238-242; Massari 68c-72), a fine, early impression, printing with a light plate tone and many wiping marks
Sheet 283 x 422 mm.

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
With Colnaghi & Co., London (with their stock number K. 1969 in pencil verso)
Eric G. Stanley (1923-2018), Oxford; acquired from the above in May 1981.
Bartsch XV.142.107; Massari 115
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This print is closely related to a drawing by Giulio Romano at the British Museum (inv. no. P.p,2.93), which in turn was a preparatory work for the painting of the same subject at Hampton Court. It is one of series of paintings on the infancy, childhood and relations of Jupiter, commissioned in Mantua on occasion of the birth of Francesco III Gonzaga in 1533.

According to Bartsch, there is only one state of this print and Massari erroneously described a very worn, later impression as a first state.

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