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Oil on canvas
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 98
Decorative quasi-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 boy holding a flambeau, standing to the right, with his head turned to the spectator. A brownish scarf flutters behind his shoulders and falls in front of his waist.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Diameter: 16.5 in Average size
Decorative circular oil painting depicting a nude youth holding a flambeau, 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.
Scarves; Decoration; Flames; Roundel; Flambeau; Renaissance; Nude
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