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NUDE Cupid & Psyche Kiss Love Romance - SUPERB 1850s Antique Print

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Cupid and Psyche Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print narrative under the photo. Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1855 Original Artist: Uwins Publisher: George Virtue, London Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 1-2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Narrative: THE subject of this picture is derived from a remote source-that of "The Golden Ass" of Apuleius; -a narrative written in Latin early in the second century, and describing the adventures of the author in the shape of an ass, into which he was transformed by a witch. The tone of the whole is moral, and the incidents illustrate the common proverbs of human experience, while the spirit of the descriptions recalls the solemn marvels of the Oriental story- tellers, the didactic philosophy of Lesage, and the license of Boccaccio. Apuleius has had many commentators in all the literary languages of Europe; our own earlier scholars speak of his narrative as a series of "most delectable histories." The story of the marriage of Cupid and Psyche occurs in the Sixth Book, and the particular pssage whence - the subject describes an incident in the last of the labors which were imposed upon Psyche by Venus, in order that she might prove herself worthy of Cupid. She was charged by Venus to descend to the regions of Pluto, and there to beg of Proserpine a portion of her beauty sufficient for one day. Having obtained this, she was conveying it to Venus, secured in a box, which she was tempted to open in order to avail herself of its contents that she might appear more acceptable in the eyes of Cupid. "Why," She asks of herself, "should I carry all this beauty to Venus, without stealing a little for myself!" Alas! instead of beauty there issues from the vase a vapor, which throws poor Psyche into a deep sleep; and she must have fallen from the rock, but that Cupid, always hovering round the object of his love, flies to her relief, revives her from her trance, and restores her to animation and enjoyment. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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