Details

Title

Cupid (Amor), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artist/Maker

Max Klinger (German, 1857–1920)

Date

1880–81, published 1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 19 in plate

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

Accession #

1977.7 J

On View

Currently not on view

Klinger’s alternate title for this image was On Waking. No longer a dream subject, the glove returns to being a mundane object. The god of love still lingers, but his bow and arrows are discarded, perhaps signaling that the glove’s powers of attraction do not exist in the waking world.

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