[Hymen burning Cupid's Arrows.]Musicen Seu Platonicam legum Harmonicum de Cupidine triumphantem Alexandro Leopoldo A. A. Augusti. N. Fratri. Apollini Palatino Prorectori Imperi.
Rare engraving, 370 x 490mm. 14½ x 19¼". Wide margins.
Allegorical scene in which Hymen, the god of marriage ceremonies, burns the arrows of Cupid, who stands bound and blindfolded. Musical instruments to right. Engraved by the Milan engraver Giuseppe Longhi (1766-1831) from a subject painted twice by the Mannerist painter Guido Reni (1575-1642). One canvas is now in Dijon (Musée des Beaux-Arts), and the darker copy in Genoa (Palazzo Spinola) is called Sacred and Profane Love.
[Ref: 23726] £360.00