Venus and Cupid

Cupid at the Toilette of Venus

French
18th century
18th century
Attributed to Etienne-Maurice Falconet (French (Paris), 1716–1791)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

28.898a-b

Medium or Technique

Stone; Marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

White statuary marble. Venus leaning toward Cupid who clambers up boulder at base of which are two doves. Fluted cylindrical marble plinth.

Provenance

1928, Harriet J. (Mrs. Frederick T.) Bradbury (d. 1930), Boston; 1928, gift of Mrs. Bradbury to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 18, 1928)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury