Platter with the Wedding Banquet of Psyche
Jean Court known as Le Maître I.C.
The mythological subject of the wedding banquet of Cupid, god of love, and Psyche, at which all the gods of the Graeco-Roman pantheon gathered, is depicted here in grisaille on a refined enamel dish. The source of inspiration is a fresco painted by Raphael in the classical style at the Villa Farnesina in Rome at the beginning of the 16th century. Extremely fragile and expensive, enamelled grisaille painting on copper, a speciality of the workshops in Limoges since the Middle Ages, was reserved for objects of great prestige.
|Artist: Jean Court known as Le Maître I.C.|
|Title: Platter with the Wedding Banquet of Psyche|
|Geography: Limoges, France|
|Date: ca. 1550-1575|
|Medium: enamel painted in grisaille on copper|
|Classification: container, vase, tableware|
|Dimensions: 39.3 x 53 cm
|Inventory number: LAD 2009.004|
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