by LEIGHTON, Lord Frederic

Item Type
Giclee Prints
Product Code
PE L16 - Giclee Print
Paper Size
W: 88.3 × H: 33.5 cm
Image Size
81.2 x 32.0
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About the Artist

Psyche was represented as a princess so beautiful, that people adored her instead of Venus. To put an end to this sacrilege, Venus (Aphrodite) sent her son Cupid (Eros) to make Psyche fall in love with the most hideous creature he could find. However, when Cupid saw her, he instantly fell in love with Psyche, completely forgetting his mother’s command.

They became lovers, though Cupid forbade Psyche to ever look at him. When at last she did, he fled in great fear of what Venus…

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