Venus and Cupid by Joachim Anthorisz Wtewael

In this painting, the half-length figure of Venus is crowned with a scalloped, shell-like head-dress on the right.

Details

Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
71.7 x 55.2 cm
Acquired in:
1957
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

Venus smiles down at Cupid to the left, who holds a bow and quiver of arrows. In 1955, Mr Lycett Green presented his collection of 137 pictures to the City of York Art Gallery through the Art Fund. In 1957 he made a further gift to the Gallery, also through the Fund, of 6 paintings including this one.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

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