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"Psyche taking a bath."

"Psyche taking a bath."

Original design from Louis Laffite (1770- 1828) &  Joseph Blondel (1781-1853) for french wall paper.

Later made as fine silk hand made embroidery, 25,000 shades of fine shades of silk threads. The only original.


Original Size 159 x 200 cm

Circa 2005 


Size in Frame:     162 x 203 cm 


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    The artwork is sold as it is seen. Package - for international shipment

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  • History

    Originally there were 12 paintings depiciting the story of Psyche based on Jean de La Fontaine's novel "The loves of Cupid and Psyche (1669), wich was itself inspired by the story of The golden Ass by second-century Roman author Apuleius. This is one of the panoramic decoration. Original design was done in grisaille effect and 1,245 hand printed wood-blocks to create the whole composition. Originally manufactured by the famous eFrench wallpaper company Joseph Dufour et Cie, and later re-created in the second half of the 19th century by Desfosse & Karth.

    The god of love Cupidon fell in love with the mortal princess, Psyche, after accidentally pricking hi,self with one of his arrows.  Cupid arranged for Zephyrus, the West Wind, to bring Psyche to his domain. Upon arrival at Cupid's house, a voice tells Psyche to allow the attendants to bathe her.  Psyche agrees to command of the unseen host which is the aspect of the story illustrated  by our masterpiece. 

    If you look closely, you can spot Cupid hiding a colun on the left most panel, watching intently.  


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