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- Materials and Techniques:
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 with castanets stands to the front with a reddish-brown scarf slung across his shoulders, falling down in spirals on either side.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Diameter: 16.5 in Average size
Decorative circular oil painting depicting a nude youth with castanets, 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.
Cupids; Nude; Decoration; Putti; Renaissance; Roundel
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