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Venus and Vulcan at the Forge
  • Giorgio Ghisi
    1520–1582
    born: Mantua, Marquisate of Mantua (present-day Italy) ; died: Mantua, Duchy of Mantua (present-day Italy)
    Perino del Vaga
    1501–1547
    born: Florence, Italy ; died: Rome, Italy ; active: Italy
  • Venus and Vulcan at the Forge, mid 1550s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 190 x 309 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 12 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0097
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A nude male figure (identified as Vulcan) sits with a hammer raised over an anvil. A nude female figure (identified as Venus) sits with a putti behind her. Both Vulcan and Venus hold a spear on the anvil. Other putti surround the gods.