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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


'After an Engraving by Marco Antonio [sic]'; Engraving of woman and Cupid

c. 1855

Salted paper print | 15.5 x 13.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2906018

Photograph of an engraving of a seated, nude woman and Cupid. The woman, on the right, is seated on a bench, facing three-quarters to the left. She holds her right foot in her left hand. Cupid, presented as a chubby, winged male child, stands and gazes up at the woman. There is a bowl on the floor to the right of the picture. In the background is a window, showing a view of mountains and clouds.

The engraving is by the artist Marcantonio Raimondi, sometimes called Marcantonio (c. 1470-1482 – c.1534).
  • Creator(s)

    After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


  • 15.5 x 13.2 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Cupid