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Venus and Mars

Richard Coswayca. 1790

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art

  • Title: Venus and Mars
  • Date Created: ca. 1790
  • Location Created: London
  • Physical Dimensions: w26 x h30.5 cm
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1671118
  • Medium: Brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
  • Subject: Mars, women, lovers, Venus, mythology, cherubs, putti, children (people by age group), men, armor, nocks, beds (furniture), draperies, pillows, wings (costume accessories), shields (armor), swords, bows (weapons), arrows, quivers, nudes, historical subject, historical subject, blankets (coverings)
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Signed in brown ink, on mount, lower right: "Original Drawing by | Richard Cosway R.A."
  • Inscription: Marks: Paul Mellon collector's mark
  • Inscription: Inscribed in brown ink, on mount, lower right: "Original Drawing by | Richard Cosway R.A."; inscribed in graphite, on verso of mount, upper right: "< 37> | < 7L7+>"; in graphite lower right: "< PA ... 4 ...721 | LCD>"; in graphite lower right: "2294"; in graphite lower right: "< 327>"
  • Artist: Richard Cosway

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