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Venus, Mercury and Cupid
pen and ink, yellow wash over chalk, laid down within a ruled border
23.8 × 18.8 cm (image and sheet)
stamped in red ink l.r. cnr.: WB (monogram)
inscribed in pencil on reverse c.: Mercury teaching Cupid the use of the Bow / Colin Capt Wm Ballie, 1723-1810, / (who attributed the drawing to Correggio) / S/ME/ (triangle)
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.c.: R.S. 76 (in circle) / Tr 06-jr (jr in diamond)
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1923
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Human Figures Religion and Mythology
Subjects (specific)
bird (animal) Cupid (Roman deity) cupids full-length figures Greco-Roman Mercury (Roman deity) planetary gods Venus (Roman deity)