Birth of Venus

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1904

GUSN

GUSN-198405

Description

A print after the Boticelli painting "Venus on the Half Shell." Venus is in the center standing on a half shell. There is a woman on her left bringing her a cloth and there are two figures on the left. The frame is brown with a very narrow outer edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

prints (visual works)
ink
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Print

Inscription

"RI" (printed)
"FROM / WILLIAM H. GARDNER / ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMER / 163 ESSEX STREET, SALEM, MASS." (Printed label on reverse.)
"Anna P. Phillips / May 1904 / Venus on the Half Shell / by Botticelli / Uffizi of Florence" (Handwritten note on the framer's label. )

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P144

Maker

Reproduction of Botticelli, Sandro, 1445-1510 (Artist)
Gardner, William H. (Framer)

Location of Origin

Salem, Massachusetts

Dimensions

15 12/16 x 23 10/16 x 1 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.567

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)