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Androcles with the Lion

ca. 1729-1742
18th century
274 x 201 mm (10.8 x 7.9 in.)

Anne-Claude-Philippe de Caylus, French, (1692–1765)
Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian, (1481–1536)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching printed in dark brown ink and chiaroscuro woodcut printed in medium brown and light brown inks on laid paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: initial “C.”; inscribed, lower center: as after Peruzzi’s drawing then in the Crozat Collection and identifying the etcher as Caylus and the woodcut as by LeSoeur
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Heinrich Schwarz (Lugt 1372)
Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi (vol. 2, pp. 682–683) as “Man and Lion”; Peruzzi’s drawing was in the Crozat Collection and was reproduced by LeSueur and Caylus for “Recueil,” 1729–1742.
Credit Line: Gift of Heinrich Schwarz (DAC Curator 1954–1972), 1961
Accession Number: 1961.37.2

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