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Venus Disarming Cupid

A work made of charcoal, with stumping, scraping and erasing, heightened with white gouache, on dark cream wove paper with inclusions.
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  • A work made of charcoal, with stumping, scraping and erasing, heightened with white gouache, on dark cream wove paper with inclusions.

Date:

1852/57

Artist:

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French, 1796-1875

About this artwork

This drawing takes its subject and composition from Corot’s painting A Nymph Playing with a Cupid (1857; Musée d’Orsay, Paris), exhibited at the Salon of 1857—the first time the artist had shown a work at the Salon featuring a female nude. He apparently made this drawing for his close friend and fellow painter Constant Dutilleux.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

Title

Venus Disarming Cupid

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1852–1862

Medium

Charcoal, with stumping, scraping and erasing, heightened with white gouache, on dark cream wove paper with inclusions

Dimensions

38.7 × 25.8 cm (15 1/4 × 10 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2010.342

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