A newborn child presented perhaps to Venus and Cupid by three female figures


  • Title

    Allegory of Birth

  • Artist/maker

    Giorgio Vasari (1511 - 1574)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    1560 - 1574
  • Material and technique

    pen and dark brown ink with brown wash over black chalk on laid paper, laid down on an early support

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 13 x 18 cm (oval) (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1948.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Härb, Florian, The drawings of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) (Roma: Ugo Bozzi Editore, 2015), 391

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