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Venus and Cupid

For a discussion of Angiolo Falconetto see David Acton's entry on this artist in Sue Welsh Reed and Richard W. Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), pp. 45-6.


Verso, left center, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(cf. Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

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Harvey D. Parker Collection

About 1555–65

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch

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