BOIZOT, Louis-Simon
(b. 1743, Paris, d. 1809, Paris)

Cupid

1772
Marble
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Hints from Bernini and from Bouchardon combine in Boizot's typical statuette of Cupid. Certainly it looks backward rather than into the climate of contemporary Neoclassical works. This is just a charming figurine, sexless, rather soft, posed in a way that ultimately goes back to Bernini's David.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 4 minutes):
Francesco Gasparini: The Meddlesome Cupid, aria