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Studies of Venus with Cupid; Venus seated to left, looking down to front
Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, partly squared for transfer
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Height: 171 millimetres
Width: 127 millimetres (upper corners cut)
- Curator's comments
- The drawing is a preparatory study for the lost painting 'Venus with a mirror', painted for Rudolf II. It has also been used for a different version of 'Mars and Venus', now in Edinburgh.
Lit: R. Cocke, 'Veronese's Omnia Vanitas and Honor et Virtus post mortem floret', Pantheon, 1977,, XXXV, p. 124, fig. 6; R. Cocke, 'Veronese's Drawings', London, 1984, no 106.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1983/4 Nov-Mar, London, Royal Academy, 'Genius of Venice', no. D80
1988/9 Nov-Feb, NG Washington, 'Veronese', no. 70
2000/1 Oct-Jan, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, 'Venus the Goddess of Love'
2001 Feb-April, Munich, Alte Pinakothek, "Venus the Goddess of Love"
2001 May-Aug, Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, "Venus the Goddess of Love"
2014 Jul-Oct, Verona, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, 'Paolo Veronese'
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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