Poor Cupid (Love Ensnared)

Lewis executed at least three lighter "fancy pieces:" Poor Cupid, Asleep, and Awake (the latter two are in the San Jose Public Library in California), all representing chubby infants who appealed to Victorian sentimentality.







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Poor Cupid (Love Ensnared)
modeled ca. 1872, carved 1876
marble
27 x 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alfred T. Morris