Venus, Satyr and Cupid

Correggio’s erotic masterpiece was one of the most expensive pictures at the Sale, valued at £1000. It came from the Mantua sale and forms the centre point of this impressive display.

Van der Doort c.1639

Antonio Correggio

Sleeping Venus and Cupid, and a Satyr taking up some part of Venus's drapery, 3 life-size, full-length figures

Walpole Society reference (1960): 
WS 22, № 12
Measurements (Van der Doort): 
6ft 2in x 4ft (188 x 121.9cm)
Medium: 
canvas
Frame: 
gilded carved frame
Provenance: 
Mantua Piece
Room description extended: 
Also called the Square Table Room
Original Manuscript page number: 
MS. Ash. 1514, f. 30
Other inventories: 
Mantua 1627, no. 667 (150 scudi, 900 lire)
Identification certainty: 
Identified
Sale Inventory c.1649-51

Antonio da Correggio