Prints and Drawings
Artist: Bartholomaeus Spranger, Flemish, 1546–1611

Venus and Mercury

ca. 1600

Pen and brown ink and gray wash, heightened with white

sheet: 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.) framed: 59.06 x 43.82 cm (23 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.)
Enoch Vine Stoddard, B.A. 1905, Fund
1974.38
Culture: 
Flemish
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

John Gaskin? (a letter from Anthony Blunt in the curatorial files clarifies that Gaskin had been the owner, and not Blunt, who had been listed in the Colnaghi sale catalogue); acquired from P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., London

Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch and John J. Marciari, Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 26, 29, 98, 111–13, 248, no. 29, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.