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A Blindfolded Cupid Holding a Torch before a Couple, plate 7 from The Masquerades

Artist:
Workshop of Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Artist:
After Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Date:
1595–96
Medium:
Engraving; first state of three
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 5/16 × 6 11/16 in. (23.7 × 17 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.1229(7)
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
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