Skating Cupid

He doesn’t have his bow and quivers and nary an arrow in sight. But, sweet Cupid does appear to be enjoying himself on a cold winter’s day. An ice skating Cupid may not fit your ideal of the perfect drawing for Valentine’s Day but I could see a number of great little sayings about slipping, falling, gliding, etc. into love.

This sketch-like drawing of Cupid skating is by the American artist Oliver Herford (1863-1935) and was included in a book entitled¬†Cupid’s Fair-weather Booke, published in 1911.

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This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.