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

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

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920

Date

1880–81, published 1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 J

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 19 in plate

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

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.

Credit

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

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