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Drawing - Venus threatening to clip Cupid's wings
  • Venus threatening to clip Cupid's wings
    da Caravaggio, Polidoro
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Venus threatening to clip Cupid's wings

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    da Caravaggio, Polidoro (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red chalk drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Ionides

  • Museum number:

    CAI.571

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case IONIDES, shelf 6

Physical description

Red chalk drawing depicting Venus threatening to clip Cupid's wings, alongside another woman kneeling and embracing a child, with part of a fifth figure visible to the right.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

da Caravaggio, Polidoro (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Red chalk drawing

Descriptive line

Red chalk drawing by Polidoro Caldara (also called Polidoro da Caravaggio), depicting Venus threatening to clip Cupid's wings. Italy, ca. early 16th century.

Materials

Red chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Gods; Children; Mythology; Wings

Categories

Myths & Legends; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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