"Cupid and Psyche" by H. Godet & W. Bouguereau


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Item No.: 189
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The subject of this beautiful sculpture has its basis in Greek mythology.  Cupid's mother, Venus, was jealous of the beauty of Psyche.  Venus sent Cupid to earth to pierce Psyche's heart with an arrow.  This would compel Psyche to fall hopelessly in love with a monstrous creature, thus removing her permanently from the sight of men.  But Cupid, upon first sighting the radiant Psyche, was so befogged by her beauty that he accidentally pierced himself with his own arrow of love.
 
William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) created a painting of this Greek legend that inspired sculptor Henri Godet (French, 1863-1937) to bring it to life.  Godet's sculpture of Cupid and Psyche was first exhibited at the Paris Salon des Beaux Arts in 1896.  Godet depicts Cupid's arms protectively enfolding Psyche as they thrust forward to fly to his secret castle.  Please click on the thumbnail images above to see additional views and then click on any image to enlarge it.
 
We have cast Cupid and Psyche in our own California art foundry using 46 lbs. (21 kg) of pure bronze.  The sculpture is is finished with a beautifully rich patina in tones of browns and amber.  Mounted onto a black marble base, it stands an impressive 31" (79 cm) tall.  The sculpture is signed "W. Bouguereau Pt" and "H Godet St" and "Salon des Beaux-Arts 1896" in the bronze, and we have cast in our Art Bronze foundry seal.
 
This is a fine bronze sculpture, made to the highest standards.  We guarantee your satisfaction.
 
For more information or to arrange international shipment, please send email to info@artbronze.com or call us at 818.897.2222.
 
 

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