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On 23 February, and 17 and 26 March 1630 the artist received sums amounting to 125 scudi from Lorenzo Fioravanti for a painting of Mars, together with its companion Venus and Cupid, which can probably be identified as these two pictures in Apsley House. Paired images of Mars and Venus were popular from at least the fifteenth century and celebrated the love affair between Mars, the god of war, and Venus, goddess of love and wife of Vulcan.
oil on canvas
H 112.7 x W 85 cm
management transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum to English Heritage, 2004