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Tapestry: Nymphs Disarming Cupids (from the series THE LOVES OF VENUS AND ADONIS)

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The scene is laid in a clearing. The vista opens at the back into a deep landscape punctuated by a river and some buildings. In the foreground, right of center, a nymph kneels behind two sleeping cupids and gently lifts the bow from the one lying at the left. To the right of this group, near the...

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Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer, November 8, 1906.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer

Flemish or English, First half of the 18th century A.D. 1700–50

Object Place

Brussels or London, Flanders or England

Dimensions

248 x 271 cm (97 5/8 x 106 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.2435

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles