The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Venus, Adonis and Cupid
Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)

Venus, Adonis and Cupid

XVI century. Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper. Not on display

This is a variant of the composition of a painting from Cambiaso´s late period, now untraced, formerly in the collection of the Duc d´Orleans, the appearance of which survives in an engraving by G. M. Villain. In both the lost painting and the Prado copy, the legs of the dead Adonis, with sandals laced half way up his shins, are intertwined with those of the grief-stricken Venus.

The motif of the distraught Cupid seated on the group near his bow, with his head cupped in his hands and with Adonis´s lance alongside, is found in a drawing I the Louvre, which the Suidas are inclined to give to Cambiaso himself (inv. no. 9331).

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Virginia, Art Services International, 2008, p.271

Technical data

Inventory number
D001901
Author
Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
Title
Venus, Adonis and Cupid
Date
XVI century
Technique
Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Support
Paper
Dimension
Height: 355 mm; Width: 250 mm
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos. Dibujos italianos del siglo XVI (por Nicholas Turner, con la colaboración de José Manuel Matilla), V, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 271.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Virginia, 2008, pp. 271.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 1526.

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.

Up