Francesco Bartolozzi - Venus Recumbent, 1785

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(Florence, 1727 - 1815, Lisbon)

Object details

Accession number

P18w21

Creators

Full title

Venus Recumbent

Creation Date

1785

Provenance

Collection of the poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), Genoa, Italy.
Gift from Mr. Barry, Lord Byron's banker, to the entrepreneur and businessman Augustine Heard (1785-1868) in 1824.
Gift from Augustine Heard to H. Louisa Brown, Boston.
Bequeathed to Isabella Stewart Gardner by H. Louisa Brown on 25 March 1883.

Marks

Engraved signatures (along bottom edge): Anibal (sic) Caracci pinxit John Boydell excudit 1785 F. Bartolozzi sculptsit
Inscribed in ink (center of the backing board): This picture was formerly the property of the celebrated Lord Byron - given to me in 1829 by Mr. Barry who was Byron's Banker Genoa Oct. 1829
Printed label (affixed to the back of the frame): In the Cabinet at Houghton / the same size as the picture / published Sept 1st 1785, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London

Dimensions

26 x 37.1 cm (10 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.)

Display Media

Mezzotint

Web Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

Permanent Gallery Location

Little Salon

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 138.

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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.