Caravaggio - Sleeping Cupid 1608

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Caravaggio - Sleeping Cupid 1608

Sleeping Cupid 1608
71x105cm oil/canvas
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy
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Unlike many of Caravaggio's works, it can be dated accurately. It was commissioned for Fra Francesco dell'Antella, Florentine Secretary for Italy to Alof de Wignacourt, Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, and an old inscription on the back records that it was painted in Malta in 1608.