A Meissen porcelain group "the disarming of Cupid"

A Meissen porcelain group "the disarming of Cupid"

A large group depicting the Three Graces and a figure of Cupid as a little boy crying as one of the women takes his bow and arrows. The back of the plinth impressed E. ANDRESEN. Blue crossed swords mark with cancellation, black 20., incised model no. O 190, impressed 107. A firing crack visible from below concealed in the manufactory, minor restorations. H 35.5, W 34 cm.
The model by Emmerich Andresen, circa 1888 - 90.

This rare motif is based on a composition by Angelika Kauffmann for her 1777 Graces cycle which was in turn inspired by Matthew Prior's (1664 - 1721) poem "Love Disarmed".


Private collection, Baden-Württemberg.


For this subject cf.: Maierhofer, Vom bestraften Amor zum Triumpf der Liebe. Angelika Kauffmanns Grazien-Zyklus und das Motiv in Lyrik, Oper und Buchillustration des 18. Jahrhunderts, auf: www.Goethezeitportal.de.

Lot 781 Dα

3.000 € - 5.000 €

6.076 €