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Print - Jupiter et Mars Soutiennent Le Globe Terrestre Au-Dessus d'Un Trepied
  • Jupiter et Mars Soutiennent Le Globe Terrestre Au-Dessus d'Un Trepied
    Etienne Delaune
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Jupiter et Mars Soutiennent Le Globe Terrestre Au-Dessus d'Un Trepied

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    c.1557 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Etienne Delaune (designed and engraved by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.2582-1913

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 14, box A

Physical description

Jupiter (left) and Mars (right) hold up the world cradled in the crescent emblem, under which is a tripod from which springs an olive tree.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

c.1557 (made)

Artist/maker

Etienne Delaune (designed and engraved by)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Lower centre-right: 'S'
Lettered at the bottom to the right of the tripod.

Dimensions

Height: 4.3 cm, Length: 4.3 cm

Object history note

The issue which is described by R-D has the lettering cum. pri. Regis below the exergue outside the composition. None of the impressions in the Collection have this lettering. In two cases the plates have been cut (R-D 140, 141, pls. 1 and 2 but in pls. 3, 4 and 5 there is room for the lettering. As all impressions are very good, an issue prior to R-D has been assumed. The plates are described in the order of R-D.

Descriptive line

Etienne Delaune, 1 of 5 plates from a suite of 9 entitled Allégories à La Gloire de Henri II. French, c.1557.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Robert Dumesnil, Le Peintre-Graveur Français, vol. XI, (1865), 147.

Christophe Pollet, Les Gravures d'Etienne Delaune, (1518-1583), vol. I, (Villeneuve d'Asq: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2003), 38.

Taken from departmental notes.
Robert-Dumesnil, A.P.F. Le Peinture-Graveur Français. Paris, 1835-71.
Robert Dumesnil, Le Peintre-Graveur Français, vol. XI, (1865), 19.

Christophe Pollet, Les Gravures d'Etienne Delaune, (1518-1583), vol. I, (Villeneuve d'Asq: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2003), 146.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1913, London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914

Production Note

It is possible the plates in this set were printed before 1562. One plate in this set (not in collection) resembles the composition of a coin dated 1562 (R-D. citing Mariette, 142 footnote (1).

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Olive tree; Crescent; Globe; Tripod

Categories

Prints; Myths & Legends; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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