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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571  1610)  Sleeping Cupid  Oil on canvas, 1608  72 cm × 105 cm (28 in × 41 in)  Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy
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Title: Sleeping Cupid
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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571 1610)
Sleeping Cupid
Oil on canvas, 1608
72 cm × 105 cm (28 in × 41 in)
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Sleeping Cupid is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio.

Unlike many of Caravaggio's works, it can be dated accurately. It was commissioned for Fra Francesco dell'Antella, Florentine Secretary for Italy to Alof de Wignacourt, Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, and an old inscription on the back records that it was painted in Malta in 1608.

The subject of a sleeping Cupid, bowstring broken and arrows cast aside, usually signifies the abandonment of worldly pleasures, and dell'Antella may have commissioned it as a reminder of his vow of chastity.

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