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The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet
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The winged Cupid subduing a ferocious lion embodies the notion that "love conquers all," drawn from Ovid and Virgil. In van Beveren's realization of this popular artistic theme, love is represented as a putto, or winged infant.
Earls of Rosebery (until 1977; sale, 6th Earl of Rosebery collection, Sotheby, Parke, Bernet, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, May 23, 1977, no. 1868); [ Blumka Gallery , New York (until 1980; to MMA) ]
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