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298

THE PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTOR

William Etty, R.A.
CUPID AND PSYCHE
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
298

THE PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTOR

William Etty, R.A.
CUPID AND PSYCHE
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Masters

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William Etty, R.A.
YORK 1787 - 1849
CUPID AND PSYCHE

Provenance

With M. Newman, London, 1968;
Private collection, England.

Catalogue Note

This picture relates to a number of works done by Etty in the 1820s. The closest is the celebrated Venus now wakes, and wakens Love in the Russell-Coates Art Gallery, Bournemouth, exhibited at the British Institution in 1828.1 The title is a quotation from Milton’s Comus, but the picture is also known as The Dawn of Love and Etty clearly had a similar theme in mind for the present picture.

1. See D. Farr, Etty, 1958, reproduced fig. 276. 

Old Masters

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