- Luce Center Label
- Edmonia Lewis occasionally carved sculptures of mythical scenes, which were very popular with American tourists visiting Rome. Poor Cupid, or Love Ensnared, depicts the cherub with his hand caught in a trap as he reaches down for a rose. Frivolous sculptures like this appealed to the Victorian sentimentality of affluent Americans traveling around Europe.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Edmonia Lewis, born Greenbush (now Rensselaer), NY 1844-died London, England 1907
- modeled ca. 1872, carved 1876
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Sr.
- 27 x 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. (68.6 x 34.9 x 31.1 cm.)
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