Venus and Two Cupids

The painting's alternative title is 'The Offspring of Love', but it appears to represent the goddess of Love with two cupids. It is typical of the small nude figure compositions that Diaz painted throughout his career and which were widely imitated by artists such as Monticelli.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1807 - 1876
Full title
Venus and Two Cupids
Date made
1847
Medium and support
Oil on canvas mounted on wood
Dimensions
33.7 x 20.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3246
Location in Gallery