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Mars and Venus

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Delaune's birthplace and birth year are unknown. He is thought to have been born about 1519. By 1546, he was a journeyman goldsmith in Paris. Six years later he became a medallist for the royal mint, but he was dismissed after just six months. His termination may have had less to do with his...

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Inscription

Signed in plate lower left with monogram: S In plate lower left: •CVM•PRIVILEGIO•REGIS•

Marks

Watermark: Top near center: Pot

Provenance

Hill-Stone (New York); from whom purchased, 20 September 2006.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Stephen and Barbara Bergquist in honor of Sue Welsh Reed

mid-16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 095 IFF 102

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.2 x 14.1 cm (7 3/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1396

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