A Blindfolded Cupid Holding a Torch before a Couple, plate 7 from The Masquerades
Workshop of Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
After Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Engraving; first state of three
Sheet: 9 5/16 × 6 11/16 in. (23.7 × 17 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Not on view
Composition of three figures. On the left side of the sheet a cupid is depicted, wearing a blindfold and holding up a burning torch. To the right a man and woman are depicted. The man is turned towards the woman, who wears a mask. They seem to be looking each other in the eye and are holding hands.
Signature: IDGeijn. Inven. et excu.
Inscription: 'IDGeijn. Inven. et excu'; '7'
Hollstein VII.132.121; The New Hollstein (The de Gheyn Family, Part I) 243.166