Alexandre Cabanel

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Alexandre Cabanel

37 artworks

French Academic Classical painter and teacher

Born circa 1823 - Died circa 1889

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Ruth revenant des Champs

Ruth en Repos

Ruth Returning from the Fields



Tête d'étude

Head Study



The Birth of Venus


Oil on canvas

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

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France


Eve After the Fall

Oil on canvas

74.9 x 95.9 cms | 29 1/2 x 37 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

Credit: Brian Shapiro

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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.