The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche, 1587


The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  P.68.37

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This complex print is a tour-de-force of composition and technical brilliance. The scene--a marriage feast of the gods--comprises more than 80 figures and had to be printed from three plates onto three sheets of paper. Goltzius's inimitable engraving technique is on full display here, his sinuous lines swelling and tapering to sculpt the rounded forms. The elegant figures assume every pose imaginable to display their rippling musculature and exaggerated grace.

The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche
Artist Life
Accession Number
Reverend J. Burleigh JAMES, Knowbury Park (Shropshire, England), 19th century, Lugt 1425.
Catalogue Raisonne
Str. 255 ii/iv; Holl. 322 ii/iv; B.277
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