Jan Pietersz Saenredam
Dutch (c.1565-1607)
Venus on Her Couch as Eros Fills His Quiver with Arrows [After Goltzius], circa 1600
Engraving
8×11 IN.

Bartsch 51 i/II. First state, before the addition of Visscher's name. Signed in the plate lower center, below Cupid's ow: "HG. inuentor." Inscribed in the plate below the image: "Quid non designat munita Cupidine Cypris. / Cui coeli virtus elementa cuncia mimstrant. / C. Sohoncus.". Unknown collector's mark verso (Lugt 844). Printed on laid paper trimmed to or just within the platemark. Avery fine impression in fine condition.

$ 7,500