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An Allegory of the Power of Love

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An Allegory of the Power of Love

after 1500
16th century
300 x 280 mm (11.8 x 11 in.)

Cristofano Robetta, Italian, (1462–ca. 1535)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Late, from worn plate; contour lines and heavy cross-hatching possibly reworked
Marks: Signed in plate on tablet hanging from tree branch, upper right: “ROBETA”
Marks: Watermark: Undeciphered watermark on man’s thigh center
Bibliography: Hind D.II-29 (vol. 1, p. 205, plate 292); National Gallery of Art, Early Italian Engraving, cat. no. 120; Richard S. Field, ed., A Census of Fifteenth-century Prints in Public Collections of the United States and Canada (New Haven, CT: Print Council of America, 1995).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1969
Accession Number: 1969.30.1

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  • plate Dimensions: 300 x 280 mm (11.8 x 11 in.)

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