Venus Whipping Cupid with Roses

Giovanni Luigi Valesio Italian

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In this print Venus's halfhearted efforts at disciplining her unruly son are undermined by a smiling satyr, the embodiment of lust. As the inscription states, love is not so easily chastised. Valesio, a poet as well as a prolific engraver who specialized in creating allegorical title pages, designed this work as one of a pair of love allegories.

Venus Whipping Cupid with Roses, Giovanni Luigi Valesio (Italian, 1583–1633), Engraving

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