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Sketch for the Ceiling of Mme Pereire’s Residence, Paris

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Alexandre Cabanel was born in Montpellier, in southern France. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, from the age of 16. In 1863 he was elected a member and was also appointed a professor there. His students included British painter Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927). Cabanel’s best known work is ‘The Birth of Venus’ (1863; Musée d'Orsay, Paris). He died in Paris at the age of 65.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting, oval
  • Details
    Title
    Sketch for the Ceiling of Mme Pereire’s Residence, Paris
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas (oval)
    Dimensions
    height: 37.50 cm, width: 33.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Monsieur Pereire, January 1977
    Inscription
    sbl
    Provenance
    Collection of Monsieur Pereire; by whom presented to the British Embassy, Paris, in January 1977
    GAC number
    13304