attributed to:

FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice

Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

Vénus et Cupidon, ou Cupidon à la toilette de Vénus

Venus and Cupid, or Cupid at the Toilette of Venus



Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 18 12 in.

Acc. No.: 28.898a-b

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

© Artist : public domain


  • 1928, Boston, Harriet J. (Mrs. Frederick T.) Bradbury (d. 1930)
  • 1928, December 18, gift of Mrs Bradbury to the MFA


  • Museum's website, 27 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1922 Réau
    Louis Réau, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, vol. 1, Paris, Demotte, 1922, p. 235-238


  • 1958 New York
    The Remarkable Taste of Connoisseurs, New York, French & Company, October 1-27, 1958

    2009 Nagoya
    Worshipping Love: The Mighty Aphrodite, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, July 11-November 15, 2009, no. 41, p.49, repr.

Related works

  • See its pendant, attributed to Falconet, Venus Chastising Cupid, marble, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, inv. acc. no. 28.897a-b.