Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan, Detail.
Alexandre Charles Guillemot (1827)
The Island of Serpents. Creator: Bossoli, Carlo, 1815-1884 (delineator); Walker, Edmund, active 1836-1882 (lithographer) Contributors: Day & Son (publisher) Date: June 23, 1856
1: Painted for the Prince of Wales (Later George IV)’s Bedroom at Carlton House, Bone’s enamel is based on a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) originally exhibited under the title ‘Venus and Cupid’. Reynolds’s composition had attracted notice at the time of its completion, prompting one commentator to write in 1785, ‘Her eye is full of wanton magic, the warmth of love is on her cheek’.
2: Dido’s Death
3: Cymon and Iphigenia