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Cupid & Psyche

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1877,0609.1795

  • Title (object)

    • Cupid & Psyche
  • Description

    Cupid bending down the sleeping Psyche, who reclines in a landscape loosely draped in a cloak, surrounded by clouds of vapour which pour from an open casket on the ground beside her, wafting upwards about them both; after Hoppner. 1793
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1793
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 564 millimetres
    • Width: 433 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title, and "Painted by Jno. Hoppner, Esqr. Portrait Painter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / Engraved by J. Young, Engraver in Mezzotinto to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / London Published Jany. 1st. 1793 by J. Young, No. 58 Great Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Sque.".
  • Curator's comments

    For an earlier state, see 2010,7081.3570

  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 listed p.1646 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1877

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1877,0609.1795

Cupid bending down the sleeping Psyche, who reclines in a landscape loosely draped in a cloak, surrounded by clouds of vapour which pour from an open casket on the ground beside her, wafting upwards about them both; after Hoppner.  1793  Mezzotint

Recto

Cupid bending down the sleeping Psyche, who reclines in a landscape loosely draped in a cloak, surrounded by clouds of vapour which pour from an open casket on the ground beside her, wafting upwards about them both; after Hoppner. 1793 Mezzotint

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