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Statue - Cupid holding a bow
  • Cupid holding a bow
    Baurscheit, Jan Pieter The Younger, born 1699 - died 1768
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Cupid holding a bow

  • Object:

    Statue

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (south, made)

  • Date:

    about 1725-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baurscheit, Jan Pieter The Younger, born 1699 - died 1768 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Marble

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W.L Hildburgh, F.S.A.

  • Museum number:

    A.19-1941

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Cupid stands with his right arm rasied, his left holding his bow which rests endwise on the ground at his right side. There is a long scarf shaped drapery loosely twisted over his right shoulder and round his body and knotted in front. The figure is signed on the base 'P.V.B', the monogram of Jan Pieter Baurscheit the Younger.

Physical description

Figure in marble. Cupid stands with his right arm raised, his left holding his bow, which rests endwise on the ground at his right side. A long scarf shaped drapery is loosely twisted over his right shoulder, round his body and knotted in front. It is signed on the base. The tip of the left wing is broken and the object (an arrow) from the right hand is missing.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (south, made)

Date

about 1725-50 (made)

Artist/maker

Baurscheit, Jan Pieter The Younger, born 1699 - died 1768 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Marble

Dimensions

Height: 66.5 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr W.L Hildburgh, F.S.A.

Descriptive line

Statue, Cupid holding a bow, Marble, Flemish, 18th century, by J. P. Baurscheit the younger

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

Starling, A. 'Letter' Burlington Magazine Vol, LXXXVIII, August 1946, p. 205.

Materials

Marble

Techniques

Carved

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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