Venus, a Satyr and Cupid – Cupid Trapping Birds
Venus, a Satyr and Cupid – Cupid Trapping Birds
Venus, a Satyr and Cupid – Cupid Trapping Birds
Venus, a Satyr and Cupid – Cupid Trapping Birds

Image credit: Rhian Cox / The Fan Museum

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Flag fan, the screen is painted on one side with Cupid trapping birds and on the other, Venus unveiled by a satyr (a mythical being). The composition is adapted from an engraving by Flemish printmaker, Raphael Sadeler who worked for a time in Venice where the carrying of flag fans was especially prevalent throughout the sixteenth century.

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Venus, a Satyr and Cupid – Cupid Trapping Birds




ivory, metal & silk with gouache on vellum

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bequeathed to The Fan Museum Trust, 2019

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