Statuette of Cupid by Donatello

This important bronze statuette is cast solid, and is lightish in colour.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
16 cm
Art Fund grant:
£651 ( Total: £651)
Acquired in:
1922
Vendor:
J Seligman

Traces of an artificial green patina, which has been cleaned off, remain here and there on the surface, which bears the imprints of hammering. The Cupid may be associated with the classical figure of Eros stringing his bow as the movement of arms and torso is similar, but the sculptor has misinterpreted the position.

Provenance

Collection of Mr W Newall.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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