GIOVANNI FRANCESCO SUSINI
VENUS BURNING CUPID’S ARROWS
As in "Venus Chastising Cupid" (SK 542)" Susini again took ideas for his creation of Venus from Giambologna (1529–1608) here from his sculpture of Fiorenza.
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Giovanni Francesco Susini
Venus Burning Cupid’s Arrows, 1638
Bronze with gold-brown patina, traces of dark brown lacquer
height 56 cm
Signed and dated on a quiver: IO.FR.SVSINI.FLOR.F. / MDCXXXVIII
Inv.-No. SK543
Provenance: listed in Prince Karl Eusibius von Liechtenstein’s Quardaroba inventory of 1658 with "Venus Chastising Cupid" (SK 542)
Further works on display
Hercules and a Centaur, c. 1625/1650
Hercules and Antaeus, c. 1625/1650
Laocoön, 1625/1650
David with the Head of Goliath, 1625/1630
The Farnese Bull, 1625/1650
Kneeling Woman Bathing, 1625/1650
Venus Chastising Cupid, 1638
Striding Horse, c. 1650
Striding Bull, c. 1650
The Saccomazzone Players, 1625/1650
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