Giorgio Ghisi

Venus and Vulcan Seated on a Bed

c. 1555
In comparison with Piero's paintings, this Italian Renaissance print is a more conventional representation of the fierce god Vulcan, shown here with his consort Venus in their bed chamber.
Title
Venus and Vulcan Seated on a Bed
Date
c. 1555
Medium
Print
Materials
engraving on laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
Dimensions
32.7 x 27.5 cm; image: 28.2 x 20.1 cm
Nationality
Italian
Credit line
Purchased 2000
Accession number
40412