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Title Cupids at Play
Collection Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Artist Attributed to Amigoni, Jacopo (Italian painter, ca. 1685-1752)
Date Earliest possibly about 1730
Date Latest possibly about 1735
Description This scene of putti playing hoodman blind or blind man's buff has been attributed to Jacopo Amigoni, a Venetian painter, well known fro his histories and portraits as well as his mythological and religious subjects. He was one of the pioneers of the Venetian eighteenth century style and his extensive travels are responsible for the Venetian elements in French and Bavarian Rococo. He worked for the Elector of Bavaria at Schleißheim and at Nymphenburg. In 1729, he arrived in London where he painted several decorative cycles and portraits. In 1739, he returned to Venice and persuaded Canaletto to visit London. In 1747, he went to Madrid where he was appointed court painter to Ferdinand VI. and where he died in 1752.
Current Accession Number 275
Subject mythology (cupids); landscape
Measurements 58.0 x 61.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by J. G. Graves 1929.
Publications Scarpa Sonino, A., Jacopo Amigoni, Soncino,1994; Holler, W., 'Jacopo Amigonis Frühwerk in Süddeutschland', Studien zur Kunstgeschichte, vol 30, Hildesheim 1986.
Rights Owner Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Author Katia Mai



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