Lawrence Chaplin/Cupid Angered. 48"X50" Oil on Masonite, $5000

In Lucius Apuleius' Metamorphoses Cupid's mother, Venus, became jealous of the princess Psyche, who was so beloved by her subjects that they forgot to worship Venus. She ordered Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with the vilest thing in the world. But when Cupid saw Psyche he was so overcome by her beauty that he fell in love with her himself and did not follow his mother's orders. Cupid began to visit Psyche every night. While she slept he told her never to try to see him. Psyche, though, incited by her two older sisters who told her Cupid was a monster, tried to look at him and angered Cupid...