Music Has Charms
A winged cupid on the ground to right playing a pipe, foot resting on a lion; after Richard Cosway.
Lettered below image with verse: “Music has charms to sooth the savage beast/ and soften the Rocks and bend the knotted Oak”, production detail: “R. Cosway invt. et delt.”, “P. Bettelini Sculpt.” and publication line: “Pub.d as the Act directs. May.20.1785. by Torre & Co. No.28 Hay Market.”
The cupid is a portrait of Cosway’s daughter, Louisa Paolina Angelica.
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