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Cupids Education
Cupids Education Cupid by Nature form'd a harmless Child [...] 202
N. Foucha Pinx. / J. Johnson fecit. [c.1750]
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Creasing; 'CL-B' collectior's stamp verso, slight staining top.
Copy in reverse of a continental engraving by Desplaces after Nicolas Fouché. The text below explains how cupid (on the right) was brought up by nature (left) to be 'frank, sincere, humane and mild'. But after he was entrusted to Hermes (centre) he 'grew sly malignant', emulating his tutor.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 36211]   £350.00  
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