CORIOLANO, Bartolomeo
(c. 1627-1653):

Sleeping Cupid, after Guido Reni?

Bartsch XII, VII, 56, 2; Takahatake 17 (Print Quarterly, vol. 27, 2, pp. 104, 126-7), only state
Provenance: King Friedrich August II (Lugt 971)
Watermark: Siren in circle

A fine impression printed in grey-blue, trimmed at the outer edge of the borderline. A flattened horizontal fold, a couple of printer’s creases at the top edge, otherwise in very good condition. 302 x 385mm.

A drawing related to this print in the Windsor collection (inv. 3026) has been attributed to Reni. (H. McBurney and N.Turner, 'Drawings by Guido Reni for woodcuts by Bartolomeo Coriolano', Print Quarterly, vol. V, 3, pp.226, 231