Le Réveil de Vénus (The Awakening of Venus)

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Object Description

Oil on canvas
57 3/4 x 81 inches
Signed and dated 1883

Object History

M. le baron Delort (purchased at the Paris Salon, 1883).
Anonymous sale, F. Lair-Dubreuil, Paris, April 30, 1919, Lot 22.
Anonymous Sale, Brunn Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade, April 17, 1985, Lot 105.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, New York, February 27, 1986, Lot 80.
Private collection, Rye, New York, 1986.

Exhibited:
Paris Salon, 1883, No. 617

Object Literature

Burty, Ph., Salon de 1883, Ludovic Baschet, Paris, Illustrated pg. 133.

Dumas, F.G., Catalogue illustre de Salon, 1883, p XX, No. 617.

Societe des Artistes Francais pour L’Exposition des Beaux-Arts de 1883, Salon de 1883, E. Bernard et Cie 1883, p. 56, No. 617.

Bélina, A. M. de Nos peintres dessinés par eux-mêmes, notes humoristiques et esquisses biographiques, E. Bernard et Cie, Paris, 1883, p.457-59. …Cette année, il a envoyé le Réveil de Vénus, qui établit la tendance nouvelle de son esprit qui est l’éclectisme absolu, tableau plein de lumière, à la coloration remarquable.

Champlin, Jr., John Denison & Charles C. Perkins,Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings, Volume I, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1887, pg 342 as Venus Awakened (with incorrect date of 1884).

Braun, Adolphen, Catalogue général des reproductions inaltérables au charbon : d’après les chefs-d’oeuvre de la peinture dans les musées d’Europe, les galeries et collections particulières les plus remarquables, Braun et Cie, Paris, 1896, p 160.

Devillers, Hippolyte, La Jeune Belgique, Volume 2, “Le Salon de Paris”, 1883, Bruxelles, pg. 321.

Object Condition

Painting has been relined. Over, the work is in excellent condition.

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