A Bow group of Cupid and a Lion, circa 1750
Lot 65
An early Bow group of Cupid and a Lion, circa 1750
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,816) inc. premium
Lot Details
An early Bow group of Cupid and a Lion, circa 1750
Vividly modelled with Cupid seated upon the lion's back stroking its mane with his right hand, the lion looking up at him, with a cloth draping over his left leg, on a plain a mound base, 15.2cm high (one wing of Cupid restuck, minor chips)

Footnotes

  • An example of this group painted in colours, along with its pair of Cupid seated on a Leopard, is in the Geoffrey Freeman collection, illustrated by Anton Gabszewicz and Geoffrey Freeman (1982) p.134, fig.215. A further example of the Leopard group, with impressed To mark of John Toulouse, is in the Museum of London, collection no. acc A8478.
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