E.56,2 Two Heavily Draped Slouching Figures

Cartouche with Two Heavily Draped Slouching Figures Above Framing a Small Blank Square

Possibly after Rosso.

Etching by Jacques Androuet du Cerceau.

Herbet, IV, 1900, 301 (1969, 151), V (Grands Cartouches, Second Set), 2.

COLLECTIONS: Florence, 12765 st. in vol. (22.7 x 15.8 S).  New York, 62.525, no. 62.

LITERATURE: Kusenberg, 1931, 166, under F.H. 14, as in the style of Rosso and perhaps after a lost decoration at Fontainebleau.

This print is related to Fantuzzi’s etching, F.H. 14, not 19 as stated by Herbet (Fig.E.86), which could be based on a design by Rosso.  It is also related to Du Cerceau’s Petit Cartouche, no. 3 (Fig.E.57,2, Moro), which is derived from Fantuzzi’s print.