Mythological scene; in the centre, Venus, nude, sitting on a rock draped with a sheet, embracing Cupid, nude and winged; bottom right, thistles; left, a rose; behind, a tree; in the distance, buildings and a landscape. c.1681/8 Mezzotint
© The Trustees of the British Museum
To license images for charged-for journals and publications, and other commercial uses, please contact British Museum Images.
Contact BM images
The image will be released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.
If you cannot see an image that you want on the British Museum website, you can order new photography from us.
Order new image