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Cupid. Etching by P. Vitali after G. Reni.

  • Reni, Guido, 1575-1642.
[between 1700 and 1799?]
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Cupid holds a bow and arrows, and points upwards with his right hand. In the background, the sailing ship in which Paris will take Helen away


Romae (ad aream Pasquini) : Apud Montagnanum, [between 1700 and 1799?]

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1 print : etching ; image and lettering 27.4 x 18.5 cm


Silentium et tenebras amor improbus ad facinus quaerit. Adservatur in aedibus Spadae princ. Guido Rheni pinx.t. P. Vitali sculp. Romae. Volpato direxit.


Wellcome Library no. 2124993i

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After: a detail of a painting by Reni of the rape of Helen, of which a version is in the Louvre (not the ex-Spada version shown here)



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