Sleeping Cupid

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Title

Sleeping Cupid
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

human figure; Angels

Description

The painting was commissioned by Fra Francesco dell'Antella, Florentine Secretary for Italy to Alof de Wignacourt, Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, and an old inscription on the back records that it was painted in Malta in 1608. The subject of a sleeping Cupid, bowstring broken and arrows cast aside, usually signifies the abandonment of worldly pleasures, and dell'Antella may have commissioned it as a reminder of his vow of chastity.

Creator

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian painter, 1571-1610)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

1608 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil on canvas
72 cm (height) x 105 cm (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

cara070x.jpg

Coverage

Palazzo Pitti (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Baroque

Files

Citation

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian painter, 1571-1610), “Sleeping Cupid,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2837.

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