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Creator:
Bernard Lens, 1659–1725, British
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641, Flemish, active in Britain (1620–21; 1632–34; 1635–41)
Title:

Cupid and Psyche

Date:
between 1690 and 1699
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 9 1/2 × 13 inches (24.1 × 33 cm) and Image: 9 1/2 x 13 inches (24.1 x 33 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "Vandyck | (the painting is at | Hampton Court)"; in graphite, lower center: "Cupid & Psyches | Proof"; in graphite, lower right: "B. Lens"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1052
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arrows | beauty | bow | box | god | goddess | love | quiver | religious and mythological subject | rivers | salvaging a wreck | sleeping | story of Cupid and Psyche (Apuleius, 'Metamorphoses' (Golden Ass) IV 28 - VI 25) | wings | wives
Associated People:
Psyche
Cupid
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22742
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