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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    Guido Reni (Bologna 1575-1642)

    Cupid pleading with Venus for his bow and arrows

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    Guido Reni (Bologna 1575-1642)
    Cupid pleading with Venus for his bow and arrows
    pen and brown ink, watermark cross, the lower corners cut
    6 3/8 x 8¼ in. (16.1 x 20.9 cm.)

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    A painting by Reni of the same subject but of different composition is in the Toledo Museum of Art (Inv. 1972.86; S.D. Pepper, Guido Reni: A complete catalogue of his works with an introductory text, Oxford, 1984, no. 110, pl. 136 and IX). Another painting showing Venus and Cupid, previously given to Reni, but now attributed to his school, is in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden (Inv. 324; H. Marx, Illustrierte Gesamtverzeichnis, Cologne, 2005, II, no. 1458).

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    Sir Thomas Lawrence (L. 2445).