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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Venus and Cupid c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864516

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Photograph of an oval enamelled plaque by Léonard Limosin, created in 1555 and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR R 274). The work depicts a reclining semi-draped Venus, her left arm embracing the infant Cupid. The scene takes place in the woods outside the defence walls of an imaginary city.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs