(b. 1786, Paris, d. 1868, Paris)
Cupid and Psychec. 1817
Oil on canvas, 40 x 48 cm
This painting is the reduced version of the large (233 x 291 cm) original in the Louvre. This exquisite reduction was produced for the Duc de la Rochefoucauld d'Estissac, a discriminating collector of the restoration period.
This pivotal painting in the career of the artist firmly established Picot as a painter committed to the traditions of the classical school even though modified by an awareness of his contemporary romantics.