Thursday, 17 April 2014

Cupid and Sappho

One of Jean-Honoré Fragonard's most popular subjects Sappho inspired by Cupid (1780) is up for grabs in Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale in London on 9 July, estimated at £800,000 - £1,200,000. This version is known as the Portanova Sappho to acknowledge its previous ownership by the socialite couple Sandra and Ricky di Portanova but also to distinguish it from Fragonard’s other works on the same theme: love sonnets (CLICK). Tits and poetry; what more could you want in the 18th Century?


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