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Cupid reclining asleep on a rural hillside, with an obelisk and a temple in the background; in the sky, Venus is carried in a chariot.. Engraving by C. Faucci after O. Riminaldi.

  • Riminaldi, Orazio, 1593-1630.
March 21st 1763
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Cupid wears a blindfold. His bow and arrow lie on the ground. Around him are wild flowers


[London] (in Cheapside) : Publish'd by J Boydell, engraver, March 21st 1763.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 24 x 32.7 cm


Cupid in the island of Cyprus. The original picture by Guido Rheni from which this print is taken is in the collection of Lord Scarsdale. Size of the picture 2f 10i by 3f 10i in length. Carol. Fauccii sculp.

Creator/production credits

A composition attributed successively to Guido Reni (as in the lettering here), Elisabetta Sirani, Sisto Badalocchio and Orazio Riminaldi; engraved by Carlo Faucci in Florence by 1758, with lettering engraved by Boydell at the time of publication in 1763

Lettering note

Bears number: Vol. II pl. 13.


Wellcome Library no. 3048769i

Reproduction note

After: a painting in the Gerini collection in Florence when this engraving was engraved, from which bought by William Kent in 1758 for Sir Nathaniel Curzon, and subsequently acquired by the National Trust with part of the contents of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire



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