elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
The story of Cupid (or Eros) and Psyche has always been one of my favourites from mythology. It is romantic, but also so sad. According to legend, Psyche was so beautiful that people began to worship her instead of the goddess Venus (or Aphrodite). Furious, she ordered her son Eros to make her fall in
John Campbell, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane by Charles Jervas George IV by David Wilkie, 1829 Colonel William Gordon by Pompeo Batoni, 1765 Sir James Macdonald & Sir Alexander Macdonald by William Mosman, c.1749 Portrait of a Jacobite Lady (Jenny Cameron?) by Cosmo Alexander, 1740-1750 Portrait of John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore by Sir Joshua