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Venus and Cupid

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Wittenberg (made)

  • Date:

    1506 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cranach, Lucas the elder I, born 1472 - died 1553 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Sydney Cacher, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case N, shelf 2, box C

Physical description

Venus and Cupid stand among shells in front of a tree.Behind them is a landscape setting, left a hill and castle. With artist's serpent motif in a tablet hanging from a tree along with elector and ducal arms of Saxony.

Place of Origin

Wittenberg (made)


1506 (made)


Cranach, Lucas the elder I, born 1472 - died 1553 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut on paper

Marks and inscriptions

LC 1506
Signed in tablet hanging from a tree


Height: 11.25 in, Width: 7.825 in

Descriptive line

Venus and Cupid, woodcut by Lucas Cranach; Germany, 1506.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1920, London: HMSO, 1922.


Ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Castle; Shells; Trees; Landscapes (representations); Escutcheons (coats of arms)


Prints; Woodcuts

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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