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Bertel Thorvaldsen
: Bertel (Albert, Alberto) Thorvaldsen
: 19.11.1770
: 24.03.1844
: dansk
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Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, 1809

Marble. 49 x 53 cm
Inventory number: A417

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The motif is taken from a poem by Anacreon describing how Cupid one day is stung by a bee as he makes to pick a rose, upon which he runs home crying to his mother for comfort. Meanwhile, she merely asks, “If the bee sting hurts you so much, how much do you think those people suffer who are struck by your arrow?”