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Drawing, Cupid and Psyche: Four Octagons and Eight Drawings of Cupid

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1810–15 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and dark brown ink, brush and brown watercolor wash over traces of graphite, on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

38.5 x 27.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

All captions written with ink: "Baccio d'amore e Psiche"; "amore Psiche contempla l'anima"; "Psiche contempla Amore"; "l'amore consuma l'anima"; "fama d'amore"; "Amore scocco il dardo"; "amore inqurva larco/ l'anima"; "Amore trionfa di/ Paride"; "Amore sparge fiori sulli talami"; "amore sona la lira/ d anacreonte"; "Amore acende le/ faci"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cupid and Psyche: Four Octagons and Eight Drawings of Cupid; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and dark brown ink, brush and brown watercolor wash over traces of graphite, on laid paper; 38.5 x 27.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 7/8 in.) ; Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1635

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