CORT, Cornelis
(b. 1536, Hoorn, d. 1578, Roma)

Diana and Callisto

Engraving, 440 x 369 mm
British Museum, London

Cort's prints after Titian were based on a series of very precise drawings provided by the painter. Partly to conform to the difference of medium and function, the painter typically introduced modifications to the original. In the case of the Diana and Callisto, the composition essentially follows (in reverse) that of the Vienna version, which was probably still in Titian's workshop in 1565-66, rather than that of the original version, sent away in 1559.

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