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Venus and Cupid

about 1779
John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)


Dimensions

63.5 x 51.12 cm (25 x 20 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.94

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard

On View

Liberty Mutual Gallery (Gallery 136)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Paintings

Provenance

About 1779, the artist; 1815, by descent to his son, Lord Lyndhurst (1772-1863), London; March 5, 1864, Lyndhurst Sale, Christie's, London, lot 59, to Martha Babcock Amory (1812-1880), Boston, granddaughter of the artist; 1880, by descent to her daughter, Susan Greene Amory (Mrs. F. Gordon) Dexter (1840-1925), Boston; 1925, bequest of Susan Greene Dexter to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 24, 1925)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Greene Dexter in memory of Charles and Martha Babcock Amory