Night, or Nymph and Cupid, late 19th Century
James Pradier (1790-1852)
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum


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Night, or Nymph and Cupid

This marble figure shows a nymph with Cupid at her feet. Above her head are several stars indicating that this is night. In mythology, by and large, nymphs were gentle and benevolent spirits who watched over mortals as well as gods.

This sculpture, along with Nymph and Cupid, or Morning by James Pradier were gifted to the museum by Merton Russell-Cotes in the 1908 Deed of Gift to the Borough of Bournemouth.


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