Toile fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1785-1800

GUSN

GUSN-27471

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

Descriptive Terms

textiles
fragments
toile (textile material)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
toile (textile material)
copper (metal)
chariots (carriages)
Classical
putti (motifs)
floral patterns
mythology (literary genre)
temples (buildings)
Cotton
Toile
Stipple Engraved
Floral
Cupid
Mythology
Classical
Temple
Chariot
Cloth Fragment

People and Organizations

Venus
Psyche
Minerva

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

18 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1917.373

Reference Notes

Hall, James. Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art. [No Publisher].