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Creator:
Print made by Thomas Burke, 1749–1815, British
after Angelica Kauffmann RA, 1741–1807, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–81)
Published by Thomas Burke, 1749–1815, British
Title:

Cupid and Cephisa: "Cephisa says, we ought to cut the Wings of Love..."

Date:
1789
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
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), and Image (oval): 14 5/16 x 11 7/16 inches (36.4 x 29 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.11823
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
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:
Cephisa
Sleeping Cupid
Cupid
Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755), academic/intellectual
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31504
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