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This tapestry is from a set of eight, traditionally called Les Sujets de la Fable d'après Jules Romain [Mythological subjects after Giulio Romano]. The designs for all eight tapestries were based upon drawings in Louis XIV's collection which were…

The work has sometimes been confused with a painting of Venus and Mars mentioned by Borghini ("Il riposo," 1584, p. 563) as commissioned by an unspecified emperor, and by Carlo Ridolfi ("Le maraviglie dell'arte," 1648, vol. 1, p. 320) as one of three…

The painting represents the marriage of Cupid, the God of Love, with Psyche, in the presence of Juno, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and other gods of Olympus, as narrated by Apuleius in "The Golden Ass". It seems to have formed the central panel of a ceiling…