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E.59 Design for the Decoration of a Cup or Bowl

E.59 Du Cerceau, Design for the Decoration of a Cup

Design for the Decoration of a Cup or Bowl with Scenes Of Figures and Ships in a Storm at Sea

Etching by Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau, round, diameter 17.3 L (New York).

Fig.E.59 (New York)

Herbet, IV, 1900, 308 (1969, 158), VIII, as related to Rosso’s Revenge of Nauplius in the Gallery of Francis I.

COLLECTIONS: London, Victoria and Albert Museum.  New York, 37.40.10 (6).  Paris, Aa 175 folio; Ed 2f., petit in-folio.  Vienna, Vol. CXXXVI, p.26 bottom.

LITERATURE:

Geymüller, 1887, 183, 321, as related to Rosso’s fresco.

Kusenberg, 1931, 64.  Linzeler, 1932, 64.

Hayward, 1963, I, 241-244.

Hayward, 1963, II, 11-12, Fig. 8 (London, Victoria and Albert Museum).

Oberhuber, 1967-1968, 194-195, no. 297.

Pressouyre, in Actes, 1975, 127, 129, Fig. 2, stated that the principal figures are taken from Rosso’s fresco to compose an emblem of Fortune.

Wilson-Chevalier, 1982, 16, n. 43, some figures derived from Rosso’s fresco.

 

Three episodes of this design are related, in reverse, to sections of Rosso’s Revenge of Nauplius in the Gallery of Francis I but are not derived from this fresco itself nor from Fantuzzi’s or Garnier’s prints of this scene (Fig.E.71; Fig.E.89).  The exposure of Nauplius’s genitals relates this print to a lost drawing by Rosso known from a copy at Besançon (Fig.D.59).  Therefore, it appears that Du Cerceau’s print is partially derived either from Rosso’s lost drawing or from a copy of it.