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Venus and Cupid

Palma, Jacopo (called Palma il Vechio) (painter)

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Venus and Cupid


Palma, Jacopo (called Palma il Vechio) (painter)







Venetian School

Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 118.1 cm
width: 208.9 cm


circa 1523 to 1524


bequeathed: Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount 1816 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Queen Christina of Sweden, Rome (d. 1689); Orleans family; exh. for sale, London, Mr Bryan's Gallery, 26ff. Dec. 1798 (34), not sold; sale, London, Coxe, Burrell and Foster, Mr Bryan's Gallery, 14 Feb. 1800 (31), bt. Walton


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  10. Winter, Carl (1958) The Fitzwilliam Museum, An Illustrated Survey, London: Trianon Press
    [comments: pl. 47]
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    Source title: Illustrated London News (1960)
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  14. Mariacher, Giovanni (1975) Pittori Bergamaschi Dal XIII al XIV Secolo. Banca Popolare Bergano. Il Cinquecento I, [page: 189]
    Source title: Palma Vecchio (
    [comments: repr. colour]
  15. Keach, W. Cupid disarmed or Venus Wounded, An Ovidian Source for Michelangelo and Bronzino, [page: 330]
    Source title: Warburg Journal (1978)
    [comments: pl. 50d]
  16. Rylands, Philip (1988) Palma Il Vecchio L'opera completa, Milan [page: 233]
    [comments: pl. 11, detail of Cupid, pl. 12]

Accession Number

109 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 563; Input Date: 1999-12-13 / Last Edit: 2009-01-27)

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