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Toile fragment

Description

Rectangular; red and white (or brown) image of cupid bound to tree and his bow being broken by three women in classical attire. Cupid's mother, Venus, approaches in chariot pulled by doves. Large tree in center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1800
Location of origin
England
Material
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
toile (textile material)
Object type
Artifact Remnant
Descriptive terms
Chariot
chariots (carriages)
Classical
Cloth Fragment
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Cupid
Floral
floral patterns
fragments
Mythology
mythology (literary genre)
putti (motifs)
Stipple Engraved
Temple
temples (buildings)
textiles
Toile
toile (textile material)
People and organizations
Minerva
Psyche
Venus
Dimensions
18 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1917.373
GUSN
27471
Reference Notes
Hall, James. Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art. [No Publisher].

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