Cupid and Cephisa: "Cephisa says, we ought to cut the Wings of Love..."
- Stipple engraving and etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 19 5/8 x 14 13/16 inches (49.8 x 37.6 cm), Plate: 18 11/16 x 13 1/8 inches (47.5 x 33.3 cm), Image: 14 5/16 x 11 7/16 inches (36.4 x 29 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, on front, lower center: Cupid & Cephysia"; on back, lower center: "21920 2"
Lettered, center left along image: "Angelica Kauffman pinx.t"; center right along image: "Tho.s Burke Fecit."; lower center: "Cupid and Cephisa"; text is then divided into two paragraphs side by size, divided by a vertical black line, on the left the text is in French and on the right in English: " *Cephis says, we ought to cut the Wings of Love | that there may be no more inconstant men upon the | Earth, Stop Cephisa! She pays no attention to Me | *Montesquieu"; lower center below two paragraphs: "From the Original Picture, int he possession of George Bowles Esq.r | Publish'd Feb.y 1st 1789 by T Burke, N 5 great College Street, Westminster"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- arrows | bow | braids | child | cut | dress | flowers (plants) | grass | holding | knife | love | man | mountains | mythology | oval | preparing | religious and mythological subject | sandals | sitting | standing | stopping | toga | trees | wings | woman
- Associated People:
Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755), academic/intellectual
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Print made by Thomas Burke, 1749–1815, British, Cupid and Cephisa: "Cephisa says, we ought to cut the Wings of Love...", 1789
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