A bronze sculpture of Cupid running

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Origin
Italo-Flemish
Period
Second half 17th century
Material
Bronze
Dimensions
14.5 cm

The figure is modelled after a sculpture by Elias de Witte, called Candido (active 1567-1574), a Netherlandish artist who worked in Florence.

Cupid is modelled after a sculpture by Elias de Witte, called Candido (active 1567-1574), a Netherlandish artist who worked in Florence. The figure is shown in active running position, looking over his shoulder and pointing his bow and arrow behind him. It stands on a circular base. A comparable sculpture by Elias de Witte of a dancing boy is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum London, no. A.78-1951. 

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