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The Gods Celebrating the Wedding of Psyche and Cupid

A work made of engraving in warm brown ink on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in warm brown ink on cream laid paper.




Master of the Die (Italian, active c. 1530-1560)
after Michiel Coxcie I (Flemish, 1499-1592)
in turn, inspired by Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520)

About this artwork

Once Psyche prevails by sorting a pile of grain, acquiring the golden wool from dangerous sheep, and invading the underworld, Venus relents in her grudge against her prospective daughter-in-law. The goddess and Cupid petition Jupiter to allow the lovers to marry properly. Psyche ultimately gains immortality for her devotion to Cupid, and all of Olympus attends their nuptial feast. Many Italian Renaissance artists, notably Raphael, painted this celebration of triumphant love. The Master of the Die’s series then ends in the happy couple’s officially sanctioned marriage bed.


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Master of the Die


The Gods Celebrating the Wedding of Psyche and Cupid


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Engraving in warm brown ink on cream laid paper


Plate: 20 × 23.5 cm (7 7/8 × 9 5/16 in.); Sheet: 27 × 37 cm (10 11/16 × 14 5/8 in.)

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Stanley Field, Everett D. Graff, and John H. Wrenn Memorial Endowments

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