Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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record 53 of 53

The Dispute between Jupiter and Juno over Which of the Two Sexes Finds Greatest Pleasure,

Number 46 from the series of 52 engravings, Metamorphoses (illustrations for the work by Ovid)

Engraving on laid paper

Probably later state not published by Baudous

Print impression quality: Fair, but worn

Dimensions (Plate): 176 x 254 mm (6.9 x 10 in.)

Inscribed in plate, lower right: “HG invent”; inscribed with verse by G. Ryckius

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: This is an alternate impression with different inscriptions from DAC 1968.29.3.46. This sheet was inserted loose (unbound) in the album of 52 prints for Ovid's “Metamorphoses” (DAC 1968.29.3.1-52)

Accession number: 1968.29.3.53

Purchase funds, 1968

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Vernon J. Watney, Cornbury (name stamped in album)

Bibliography: Bartsch 50 (vol. 2); Illustrated Bartsch 76 (vol. 3, p. 359); for the series, see Hollstein 16–67 (vol. 1, p. 182) and 10–61 (vol. 7, p. 130); see also description attached to original DAC catalog card

Work Type: print

Related Works: See an alternate impression with different inscriptions, DAC 1968.29.3.46.

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