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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 7

    After Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

    The Abduction of Psyche

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    After Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
    The Abduction of Psyche
    oil on panel
    17 5/8 x 14 ¾ in. (44.8 x 37.5 cm.)


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    The present work is a copy, in reverse, after the original painting by Prud'hon, exhibited at the Salons of 1808 and 1814, now in the Louvre, Paris.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Alphonse Kann, Paris (by 1912, until 1927).
    His sale; American Art Association, New York, January 7, 1927, no. 85, as by Prud'hon.
    Mrs. William R. (Lillian S.) Timken, New York.
    Gifted to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the above, 1959.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Exhibited

    St. Petersburg, Institut Français, Exposition centennale de l'art français, January 28–?, 1912, no. 495 (as "Esquisse de 'L'enlèvement de Psyché'," lent by Alphonse Kann).