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Psyche mit der Lampe (Psyche with the Lamp), Plate 6 from the portfolio Amor und Psyche (Cupid and Psyche), Opus Va

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Max Klinger, Psyche mit der Lampe (Psyche with the Lamp), Plate 6 from the portfolio Amor und Psyche (Cupid and Psyche), Opus Va, 1880, etching and aquatint on paper, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, public domain, 77.28.1f

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Title

Psyche mit der Lampe (Psyche with the Lamp), Plate 6 from the portfolio Amor und Psyche (Cupid and Psyche), Opus Va

Related Titles

portfolio: Amor and Psyche, Opus Va

Artist

Max Klinger (German, 1857-1920)

Date

1880

Medium

etching and aquatint on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 10 1/16 in x 6 7/8 in; plate: 14 7/16 in x 10 7/8 in; sheet: 16 11/16 in x 12 7/16 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

German

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

77.28.1f

Copyright

public domain

Terms

aquatint

Cupid and Psyche as lovers

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

Description

Max Klinger illustrated Apuleius’s tale in which Cupid falls in love with the princess Psyche in a suite consisting of forty-six plates. The prints detail the story of clandestine love, jealousy, and heartbreak, and the ultimate triumph of love. This selection of plates from the opus demonstrates Klinger’s virtuoso use of etching and his masterful sense of composition and drama.

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