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Oil on canvas
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 98
Decorative circular oil painting from a set of 36 roundels, originally exhibited in the V&A between 1871 and 1913. The roundels were positioned in the spandrels of the arches in Rooms 101 to 106. Each roundel depicts a single cupid or nude boy, with varying accessories, set against a crimson background. A nude fair-haired boy holds a cornucopia under his right arm whilst touching with his left hand the curved end of it poised on his left shoulder. Two birds in flight in the background, right, and one on the left.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Diameter: 16.375 in Average size
Decorative circular oil painting depicting a nude boy holding a cornucopia, from a set of 36 roundels once exhibited on the west wall of Rooms 101-103 and the east wall of Rooms 104-106, painted by Forster and Archer. Great Britain, 1870-71.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.
Nude; Cornucopia; Decoration; Renaissance; Birds; Roundel
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