The disarming of Cupid
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 407163

The disarming of Cupid

1849

William Edward Frost

Commissioned by Queen Victoria

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Shakespeare's Sonnet no. 154 provides the inspiration for this scene, in which Cupid's potent arrows are stolen by 'tripping' nymphs as he sleeps. More