Attributed to Jean Ducamps, called Giovanni di Filippo del Campo
Cupid breaking his bow
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Jean Ducamps, called Giovanni di Filippo del Campo
Cambrai circa 1600 - after 1638 Madrid
Cupid breaking his bow
oil on canvas
canvas: 52 by 36 1/4 in.; 132 by 92 cm.
framed: 56 3/4 by 42 in.; 144.2 by 106.5 cm.
The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The overall image reads strongly on the wall beneath a discolored, dirty, and somewhat uneven varnish. Cupid's face and most of his figure appear to retain good detail. There is a faint mottled pattern to an old varnish layer, causing some light scattered spots throughout. There appear to have been a few campaigns of restoration on this painting, and much of the retouching is visible to the naked eye. Some of this retouching attends to old repaired tears, including one vertical repaired tear in the background that runs from the left of Cupid's head to his mid-torso, one larger repaired tear in the background to the right of Cupid's upper chest, a diagonal thin repaired tear in the lower right background to the right of his leg, and one near the lower left edge, among others. Other scattered old repairs are visible here and there in the background, including two spots in Cupid's chest and an area in his upper thigh at right. Discolored retouching is also found to areas near all of the edges, as well as scattered in the lower quadrant. Inspection under UV reveals a thick milky varnish that impedes some inspection, but otherwise more fully reveals all of the aforementioned retouchings, almost all of which have discolored, some more noticeably than others. Offered in a simple giltwood frame.
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1. Oil on canvas, 132 by 96 cm, https://www.artsy.net/artwork/jean-ducamps-cupid-breaking-his-bow.