Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
With Amor With other figuresGraces or nymphs
With other figuresGraces or Nymphs
Graces
Individual GracesEuphrosyne
Further details
Euphrosyne complaining to Venus of the Wound caused by Cupid's Dart; this picture, and its companion piece, 'Bacchus and Ariadne,' represent the theme of love lost and found, as well as the painful pleasure that love can inflict; commissioned by Thomas Noel Hill, 2nd Lord Berwick (1770-1832)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Kauffmann, Angelica (1741-1807)
DATE
1793
LOCATION
Atcham, Attingham Park
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Subject taken from 'Le Grazie Vendicate' (Defence of the Graces) by Metastasio (1698-1782). The subject of the companion picture, 'Bacchus and Ariadne,' is from Ovid. Together the pictures form a pictorial representation of the debate on the comparative merits of classical and modern verse.
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RELATIONS
Attingham Park, National Trust
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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