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Love offering the Apple to Venus (after Boucher)
  • Jacques Charlier (1706 - 1790)
  • After François Boucher (1703 - 1770)
  • Love offering the Apple to Venus (after Boucher)
  • France
  • c. 1770s
  • Painting
  • Gouache on vellum stretched over panel
  • Image size: 24 x 17.3 cm
    Frame size: 36.2 x 30.6 cm
  • P474
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Cupid tries to persuade Venus to remove her girdle, which had the power of bestowing sexual attraction. Like its pendant, P476, it was copied after a composition by Boucher, in this case lost.