acrosscenturiesandgenerations: ▪Venus and Cupi…


▪Venus and Cupid (after Raphael).
Artist/Maker: Pieter van Lint (Flemish, 1609 – 1690)
Culture: Flemish
Date: 1636
Medium: Black and red chalk and brown wash

By the sweet wound of thy piercing darts, … revenge the injury which is done to thy mother, by the false and disobedient beauty of a mortal maiden … that she may fall in love with the most miserable creature living, the most poor, the most crooked, and the most vile …

Pieter van Lint or Peter van Lint (1609–1690) was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and designer of tapestries. He excelled in history paintings, genre scenes and portraits in the Flemish Baroque style with some Classisizing influence. He worked in Antwerp and Italy.