Giovanni Battista Scultori
Italian (1503-1575)
Venus and Mars on a Bed, circa 1540
Engraving
5.25×5.25 IN.

Bartsch 7. Inscribed with the artist's monogram at lower right, beneath the bed: "IBM". A superb, richly-inked impression of this very scarce engraving, with strong contrasts and no sign of wear. In fine condition, aside from two small repaired tears, one at the brow of Mars' helmet, the other 1/2 inch above the left bed frame. With thread margins.

$ 2,200