Cupid at the Clark

Published: February 14, 2014

By Library Assistant Nina Mamikunian

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the Clark! We love all of you book lovers, and to show our appreciation, here are a few of my favorites from Cupid and Psyche, wood engravings by William Morris from 1881.

Admirers of the beautiful Psyche neglect their worship of Venus. Offended, Venus commissions Cupid to enact her revenge.

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Cupid, in search of Psyche on a faintly moonlit night:
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Upon finding her, Cupid falls deeply in love:

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Morris engraved these images for a proposed edition of The Earthly Paradise.

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