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Flying Cupid with a Torch
  • Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725 - 1805)
  • Flying Cupid with a Torch
  • France
  • c. 1790
  • Painting
  • Oil on mahogany panel
  • Image size: 27.2 x 22 cm, oval
  • Signature: 'Greuze'
  • P434
  • Boudoir
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  • A flying cupid carrying a torch and a flower wreath. The work was probably intended for a decorative context. It has in the past been doubted whether the painting was exectued by Greuze or a pupil. It sits comfortably within the range of Greuze's normal studio production.