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Cupid making a bow

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    12/05/1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stanley, Sarah (artist)
    Parmigianino, born 1503 - died 1540 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    On vellum laid down on card

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 7, box K

Physical description

Miniature painting depicting Cupid making a bow.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


12/05/1722 (made)


Stanley, Sarah (artist)
Parmigianino, born 1503 - died 1540 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

On vellum laid down on card

Marks and inscriptions

'S. Stanly: Fecit May: ye: 12: 1722'
Signed and dated


Height: 17.78 cm, Width: 12.7 cm

Object history note

See note to P.50-1955. The prototype by Parmigianino is in the Kunst-historisches Museum, Vienna. Replicas, copies and engravings exist, and it may be from one of these that Sarah Stanley worked.

Descriptive line

Cupid making a bow. Miniature painting by Sarah Stanley (née Sloane) after Parmigianino, British, 1722

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963


Vellum; Card



Subjects depicted

Love; Bow


Paintings; Myths & Legends


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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