Nymph Kissing Cupid by John Gibson

Influenced by Canova and Thorvaldsen.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
152 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £108,456; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Christie's

Female figure in flowwing greek draoery holds the infant cupid in her left arm and lifts him to her lips.

Provenance

Carved for W.R. Sandbach in 1861-3; Hafodunos House, Denbigh; by descent to Mrs. G.L. Mackeson-Sandbach; Hafodunos Settles Estate; on loan to the National Museum of Wales since 1933.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

Entry details

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