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Creator Name: David, Jacques-Louis
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1748 - 1825
Creator Name-CRT: Jacques Louis David
Title: Cupid and Psyche
Title Type: Primary
Title: L'Amour et Psyché
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1817
Creation End Date: 1817
Creation Date: 1817
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Oil Paintings
Classification Scheme: AAT
Materials and Techniques: Oil painting
Materials and Techniques: Oil paint
Materials and Techniques: canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 184.2cm x 241.6cm
Inscriptions: signed at right: L. DAVID 1817./ BRUXELLES
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1962.37
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Context: Venus, her jealousy inflamed by Psyche's beauty, sent Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with the most despicable man she might happen to meet. But Cupid himself fell in love with Psyche and brought her to his palace, where he made love to her every night. The painting shows Cupid leaving at dawn so that the sleeping Psyche could never know his identity. This picture was painted while the artist was in exile in Brussels. The work's eroticism is a departure from David's earlier sober and moralizing pictures.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1962.37
Component Measured: unframed
Measurement Dimension: height
Measurement Value: 184.2
Measurement Unit: cm
Measurement Dimension: width
Measurement Value: 241.6
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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