The Nymph of Fontainebleau

A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

1554

Artist:

Pierre Milan (French, died 1557)
after Rosso Fiorentino (Italian, 1494-1540)

About this artwork

The Nymph of Fontainebleau appeared in several guises at King Francis I’s charming getaway outside of Paris. This Mannerist engraving by Pierre Milan refers to a bronze relief sculpture by the Italian Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini. Francis commissioned this sculpture of the mythological woodland creature to go over the main entryway to the château. While differently composed than the relief, the print retains the detail of the spilling water vase, the nymph’s languorous posture, and the plenitude of animals.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Milan

Title

The Nymph of Fontainebleau

Origin

France

Date

1554

Medium

Engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

522 × 329 mm

Credit Line

Through prior acquisitions of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr., Honoré Palmer and an Anonymous Donor

Reference Number

1993.263

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