Lot 97: Alexandre Cabanel, French (1823-1889) School of

Alexandre Cabanel, French (1823-1889) School of, Oil on canvas painting "The Birth of Venus", 47" x 76 1/2", signed lower left "A Cabanel", laid down on board in the mid 20thC and probably framed at that time, A Cabanel and his students/associates made a number of copies from the original now in the "Muse�© d'Orsay" in Paris, in various sizes, this one is larger than most of the other copies. Provenance: A Nashua NH collector who bought it from a NH estate whose family it resided in dating back to 1915, it was originally gifted to them when a New York nightclub, where it was hung, closed down.

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