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Psyche, ca. 1612-15

Black and white chalks on buff paper
58 1/10 × 48 1/5 in
147.6 × 122.4 cm
location
London, Edinburgh, Windsor
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Royal Collection Trust
London, Edinburgh, +1 more
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This is a life study for Rubens's painting of Cupid and Psyche of around 1612-15. The story is …

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This is a life study for Rubens's painting of Cupid and Psyche of around 1612-15. The story is told in Apuleius's Golden Ass, of the 2nd century AD: Psyche was a mortal so beautiful that Venus herself was envious, and the goddess sent Cupid to make her fall in love with someone worthless. But Cupid was himself …

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About the work
Provenance
Royal Collection Trust
London, Edinburgh, +1 more
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This is a life study for Rubens's painting of Cupid and Psyche of around 1612-15. The story is …

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This is a life study for Rubens's painting of Cupid and Psyche of around 1612-15. The story is told in Apuleius's Golden Ass, of the 2nd century AD: Psyche was a mortal so beautiful that Venus herself was envious, and the goddess sent Cupid to make her fall in love with someone worthless. But Cupid was himself …

Read more
Image rights
© Royal Collection Trust / HM Queen Elizabeth II

Psyche, ca. 1612-15

Black and white chalks on buff paper
58 1/10 × 48 1/5 in
147.6 × 122.4 cm
location
London, Edinburgh, Windsor