Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Amor
Various activitiesHandling bow and arrows Breaking his bow or arrows
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Riddles and rebuses
Rebuses
SOCIAL LIFE
Love
Conventions of loveLove couple Ill-assorted couples
Further details
An old man with a young, half-naked woman in a bed-chamber, she trying to escape from his embraces while he reaches into a pouch for money; to right is cupid breaking his bow; with a rebus in a margin below: 'Unghie (ogni) coscia (cosa) vin C L' oro'
ARTIST/CREATOR
Carracci, Agostino (1557-1602)
DATE
1590 - 1600
LOCATION
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Bartsch (XVIII.102.114)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Bohlin, Diane de Grazia, Prints and related drawings by the Carracci family, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1979, p. 190.
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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