This painting was exhibited in the Summer Exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1886. It was reproduced (in a simplified version) on the title-page of the catalogue of that exhibition, Grosvenor Notes 1886 (edited by Henry Blackburn) published by Chatto & Windus, May 1886, in which it is listed as “A Naughty Little Boy with Boy and Arrow” (#267).
This exhibition was reviewed by George Bernard Shaw, where he refers to our painting in passing: "Mr. Walter Crane’s Cupid apparently painted on a handkerchief." (See "In the Picture-Galleries, The Grosvenor [Second Notice]" in The World, May 12, 1886).
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