Artist Odoardo Fialetti, Italian, 1573-1638
  • Venus Covering Sleeping Amor
  • Vénus couvrant d'un drap l'Amour qui est vu par les dos, et dormant couché sur une butte à gauche du devant (alternate title)
  • Les jeux de l'amour | The Sport of Love (series title)
Date between 1573 and 1638
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Image (trimmed within plate mark): 7 × 3 5/8 inches (17.8 × 9.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S488.50A
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, lower right corner: Ff
Marks Stamped, in purple, verso: J PEOLI (Lugt 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower margin: Queste neui animate, ahi quali, ahi guanti | Destan ne petti altrui uoraci ardori | Posi ben tu, ma no han posa i Cori.
Inscribed, in plate, lower left corner: [unidentified mark]
Inscribed, in brown ink, verso: LEH
Inscribed, in brown ink, verso: J. I. R.
May 1894, J.J. Peoli (New York, New York).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)