Description Venus, goddess of love, and her son Cupid were favorite subjects in Greek and Roman sculpture. They appear in a variety of compositions, many of which were copied during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The ability of this graceful, naturalistic figure to move freely in space is characteristic of the later phases of Greek art and showcases the advantages of bronze over marble.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Durighello Collection, Paris, by 1921 [mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Izmir (Smyrna)]; Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927
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