[Cupid flying away from Troy]
imp.imé par Chardon fils [n.d., c.1820]
Rare proof engraving on india, platemark 210 x 230mm (8¼ x 9"). Large margins.
Cupid, carrying a torch, flies away from the burning city of Troy. The Trojan horse, which allowed the Greeks to enter the city, looms over the buildings. Cupid played a decisive role in the conflict by shooting Helen with an arrow which made her fall in love with the Trojan prince Paris, who who she eloped. The torch that Cupid holds here suggests that he has set the city ablaze. By the Liège printmaker Arnold Jéhotte (1789-1836).
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