A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Adolphe William Bouguereau
published on 29 January 2014
A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros

A nude girl sits in an ancient landscape, trying to push away Eros / Cupid, the god of love, who is holding an arrow. Nevertheless, she is smiling, suggesting that she might not really want to prevent him from hitting her with the arrow of love.

Adolphe William Bouguereau
French, about 1880
Oil on canvas
31 1/4 x 21 5/8 in.
70.PA.3
Getty Museum

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APA Style

Bouguereau, A. W. (2014, January 29). A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2274/

Chicago Style

Bouguereau, Adolphe W. "A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 29, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2274/.

MLA Style

Bouguereau, Adolphe W. "A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Jan 2014. Web. 17 Sep 2019.

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