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The Story of Cupid and Psyche: M.75

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Titles

The Story of Cupid and Psyche

Maker(s)

Sellaio, Jacopo del (Painter)

Description

One of a pair of cassone panels

Notes

History note: Cardinal Joseph Fesch (d. 1839) sale, Rome, 17 March ff., 1845 (1219); Davenport Bromley coll. by 1854; late Rev. Walter Davenport Bromley sale, Christie's, 12-13 June 1863 (60), bt. Roe; late Alexander Barker sale, Christie's 21 June 1879 (486)

Measurements and weight

Height: 59 cm
Width: 178.8 cm

Relative size of this object

1.8 m59 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

School or Style

Italian Florentine School

Materials used in production

Egg tempera
Gold

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera with gold on panel

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.75
Primary reference Number: 627
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 November 2021 Last processed: Thursday 18 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/627 Accessed: 2021-11-28 15:48:55

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