Alexandre Cabanel

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Alexandre Cabanel

79 artworks

French Academic Classical painter and teacher

Born circa 1823 - Died circa 1889

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The Birth of Venus

1863

Oil on canvas

130 x 225 cms | 51 x 88 1/2 ins

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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Portia, from 'The Merchant of Venice'

1881

Oil on canvas

87.3 x 122.9 cms | 34 1/4 x 48 1/4 ins

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Paul the First Hermit with Lions

1841-1845

Oil on canvas

32.4 x 40.5 cms | 12 3/4 x 15 3/4 ins

Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

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The Mocking of Christ

1845

Oil on canvas

146 x 113.5 cms | 57 1/4 x 44 1/2 ins

École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

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The Nymph Echo

1874

Oil on canvas

97.8 x 66.7 cms | 38 1/2 x 26 1/4 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

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Orestes

1846

Oil on canvas

221 x 236.3 cms | 87 x 93 ins

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Béziers, France

Orestes (sketch)

1846

Oil on canvas mounted on wood

27 x 31.5 cms | 10 1/2 x 12 1/4 ins

Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

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Study for 'Fallen Angel'

1846

Oil on canvas

25.2 x 37.4 cms | 9 3/4 x 14 1/2 ins

Musée Duplessis, Valcourt, Canada

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CABANEL, ALEXANDRE (1823-1889), French painter, was born at Montpellier, and studied in Paris, gaining the Prix de Rome in 1845. His pictures soon attracted attention, and by his Birth of Venus (1863), now in the Luxembourg, he became famous, being elected that year to the Institute. He became the most popular portrait painter of the day, and his pupils included a number of famous artists.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.