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Luca Giordano.

Venus, Cupid and a Satyr.

Signed l.l.: JORDANVS.

Oil on canvas. 117cm by 170cm.

The young Cupid looks on, as the lustful Satyr stares lewdly at the naked figure of Cupid’s mother, Venus. This painting was purchased by the 5th Earl and is mentioned in the Inventory of Burghley taken in 1688:My Lords Anty Roome…Naked Venus by Jordanus.”

 

REFERENCE: PIC297

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