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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Cupid as an infant blowing soap bubbles, sitting on a plinth; with a curtain in the background to left.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1680-1729 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 125 millimetres
    • Width: 102 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered 'I. Smith ex:'
  • Curator's comments

    The print was reissued in John Boydell's 'Collection of Portraits' (1805)

    Other impressions: Chatsworth; Edinburgh; Glasgow Hunterian; London V&A; New York PL

  • Bibliography

    • Wessely 1887 358 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Post-binder)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Cupid blowing soap bubbles; curtain in background.  Mezzotint


Cupid blowing soap bubbles; curtain in background. Mezzotint

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