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Creator:
Print made by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Antonio Bellucci, 1654–1726?, Italian
and Laurence J. Cosse, active 1784–1837
Published by V. Green & Son, 1739–1813, British
Title:

Cupid and Psyche

Date:
1784
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/16 x 20 3/8 inches (38.6 x 51.8 cm), Plate: 12 7/8 x 17 15/16 inches (32.7 x 45.5 cm), and Image: 11 13/16 x 17 15/16 inches (30 x 45.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "i-"; on back, center right: "443"

Collector's mark: Rittner & Goupil

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Painted by Antonio Bellucci | L. Cossé del."; lower center: "CUPID AND PSYCHE | From the Original Picture in the Dusseldorff Gallery. Salle I. | Publish'd July 20th,, 1784, by V. Green & Son, No,, 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street London."; lower right: "Engrav'd by V. Green Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & to the Elector Palatine."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1315
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bedroom | couch | dagger | flame | interior | lamp | legend | love | lovers | man | marriage | mythology | nude | story of Cupid and Psyche (Apuleius, 'Metamorphoses' (Golden Ass) IV 28 - VI 25) | sword | wings | woman
Associated People:
Cupid
Psyche
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23164
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