Quotation by Horace Walpole

In the drawing room [of the Queen's palace] hung a Venus and Cupid by Michaelangelo, in which, instead of a bit of drapery, the painter has placed Cupid's foot between Venus's thighs. Queen Caroline asked General Guise, an old connoisseur, if it was not a very fine piece? He replied "Madam, the painter was a fool, for he has placed the foot where the hand should be."
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 43, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).

Originally written in 1787; Queen Caroline was the consort of King George II of England.
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