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The Birth of Venus

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Marks

Recto, lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of Edward Astley (Lugt 2774)

Provenance

Probably Arthur Pond (1701-1758, London, cf. Lugt 2038); Edward Astley (1729-1802, Norfolk, England, Lugt 2774); probably included in his sale, London, Langford, March 27-April 14, 1760; Jeffrey Wortman (about 1945-2003, New York); from whom purchased by MFA, September 16, 1981.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

Venus Emerging from the Sea

1625–50

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein XXVII.12 first state of three Dutuit Vol. 6, p. 148, 43 I/; Wurz. 18 N. 22 V.S. p. 124, 39

Dimensions

Sheet: 40 x 48.5 cm (15 3/4 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1981.309

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

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