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Drawing - Historiated Portrait of a Woman as Venus with Cupid
  • Historiated Portrait of a Woman as Venus with Cupid
    Unknown Kneller, Godfrey Bt
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Historiated Portrait of a Woman as Venus with Cupid

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Holland (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash; double framing line in brown ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.380

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 11

Physical description

Design for a portrait in a circle; A maiden standing, half length, holding a wreath in her right hand. With her left hand she takes flowers from a basket held by Cupid

Place of Origin

Holland (possibly, drawn)

Date

late 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown wash; double framing line in brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

380
Inscribed in brown ink, at lower right (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.)

… Possins(?)
Inscribed in brown ink, at lower centre (mostly effaced)

Kneller
Inscribed on the mount, in pencil, at lower left

531
Inscribed on the mount, in pencil, at lower right, in a nineteenth-century hand (with the original Dyce inv. no.)

Dimensions

Height: 160 mm full sheet, Width: 133 mm full sheet, Diameter: 132 mm roundel

Object history note

Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières, Comte de Caylus (1692–1765), Paris (L. 474);1 Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Historiated Portrait of a Woman as Venus with Cupid', Anonymous Dutch(?), pen and brown ink, late 17th century

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

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 617, illus.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Brown wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Basket; Wreath; Woman; Flowers

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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