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- Object: Paris & Helen, directing Cupid to Inflame each others Heart w.th Love
Helen sitting on a terrace, looking down at an infant Cupid with one arm around him, and gesturing at Paris, who stands beside her and gestures at her, while the god holds an arrow poised to strike; a maid stands on the left behind Helen, arms around a jug; after Kauffman. 1777
Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching
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Height: 352 millimetres
Width: 248 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A pair to 'Renaldo arresting the arm of Almida' (2010,7081.3173). Both appear to be copies in reverse direction from mezzotints by Valentine Green after Kauffman, published in 1775 (Alexander 19 and 23).
States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title and 'London Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 23 March 1777. // 409'
(ii) republished by Laurie & Whittle; publication line and number altered to 'Published 12th. May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53, Fleet Street, London. // 114'
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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