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A young couple sit on the grass in a shady glade. The woman’s hair is unbound, and her dress disturbed. In one hand she holds reed pipes, with the other she either restrains her lover or encourages him to move the crimson cloak over her lap. A naked, winged cupid crowns them with a wreath. A wooden water cask lies next to the man’s thigh and a recorder rests above it.
Perhaps the picture represents a scene from classical mythology or contains a hidden meaning about love, or it may just be an erotic image of a nymph (nature goddess) and her lover.
A Pair of Lovers
Oil on canvas
H 139.1 x W 122 cm