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E.56,3 Putto Holding an F in Reverse above a Blank Circle

Partially after Rosso.

Etching by Jacques Androuet du Cerceau.

Herbet, IV, 1900, 301-302 (1969, 151-152), V (Grands Cartouches, Second Set), 3.

COLLECTIONS: Florence, 12763 st. in vol. (23 x 16.2 S).  New York, 62.525, no. 42 (two impressions).

LITERATURE:

Geymüller, 1887, 277, Fig. 120.

Berliner, 1925-1926, I, Pl. 189, 1, Text Volume, 54 (State II, number 3 in reverse at top).

Béguin, 1989, 831, as related to the lost decoration of the East Wall of the Gallery of Francis I.

For this print, which is related to the lost decoration of the East Wall of the Gallery of Francis I, see under P.22, East Wall.

COPY: Du Cerceau.  Petit Cartouche, 18 (E.57,6), in reverse, except that the F above is reversed in both (but possibly not in the New York impression, which may be another version of this etching).

PARTIAL DERIVATION: Moro.  Cartouche with two seated putti at the side of an animal’s skull with horns framing a circular scene of  a woman and child consoling a weeping woman.  Etching and drypoint, 18.3 x 13 P (Oberhuber, Vienna).  Bartsch, XVI, 1818, 85, 17, as Schiavone.  COLLECTION: Vienna, Albertina Vol. I.III.2, p.6 (State I).  LITERATURE: Oberhuber, 1966, 163-164, no. 274, as Pittoni, according to Zerner.  Zerner, IB, 32, 1979, 128 (Vienna), as Pittoni?

Moro’s variations and additions are so extensive as to all but obliterate the evidence of Rosso’s style that is still recognizable in Du Cerceau’s prints.