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Cupid (Amor), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Cupid (Amor), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artwork Details


Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920


1880–81, published 1924


Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 J


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Klinger’s alternate title for this image was On Waking. No longer a dream subject, the glove returns to being a mundane object. The god of love still lingers, but his bow and arrows are discarded, perhaps signaling that the glove’s powers of attraction do not exist in the waking world.


Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection