Etching, Anonymous, 34.6 x 18 S.
Herbet, V, 1902, 70 (1969, 222), 72, as Anonymous, after Rosso.
COLLECTION: Paris, Ed 8, Vol. I, fol. The platform on which the image is placed is an addition in pen and ink; also added in ink are the small circles and short lines on the military arms, the extension of the flaps of the cuirass and of the edge of the shield onto the base, and the figure’s sandals.
Kusenberg, 1931, 158, as Anonymous, after Rosso.
Carroll, 1987, 250, 252, n. 3, under no. 78.
Béguin, 1994, 272, n. 17, as related by Carroll to the decoration of the entrance to the North Cabinet of the Gallery of Francis I.
On the likelihood that this etching is related to the image of Victory that Rosso painted at one side of the entrance to the North Cabinet of the Gallery of Francis I, see P.22, IV N. It is probable that the etcher worked from a lost drawing by Rosso, as is invariably true of all other sixteenth century printmakers who reproduced images that appeared in the gallery.