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Cupid and Psyche

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    20/07/1784 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Green, Valentine, born 1739 - died 1813 (engraver)
    Cossé, Laurence J. (draughtsman)
    Bellucci, Antonio, born 1654 - died 1726 (artist)
    Valentine and Rupert Green (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.391-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 25

Physical description

Print depicting Cupid and Psyche. Cupid sleeps on the right as Psyche stands over him holding a dagger and a lamp.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

20/07/1784 (published)

Artist/maker

Green, Valentine, born 1739 - died 1813 (engraver)
Cossé, Laurence J. (draughtsman)
Bellucci, Antonio, born 1654 - died 1726 (artist)
Valentine and Rupert Green (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'From the Original Picture in the Dusseldorff Gallery. Salle I. Painted by Antonio Bellucci. L. Cossé del. Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine. Published July 20th 1784, by V. Green and Son, No.29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London.'
Lettered with title and

Dimensions

Height: 32.7 cm, Width: 45.4 cm

Descriptive line

Print depicting Cupid and Psyche. Mezzotint by Valentine Green after Antonio Bellucci, 1784.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Production Note

This print was made after a drawing by Cossé of the original.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Lamp; Love; Dagger

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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