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    Sale 5403

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    24 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 179

    Wilhelm Kray (German, 1828-1889)

    Eros ferrying lovers to Cythera

    Price Realised  

    Wilhelm Kray (German, 1828-1889)
    Eros ferrying lovers to Cythera
    signed 'W Kray' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    17¾ x 43 in. (45 x 109.3 cm.)


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    In Greek mythology, Eros is the god of lust and love. In the present work, lovers are being taken to Cythera, the celestial island of Aphrodite.

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