14 - 15 June 2016
PROPERTY OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
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.)
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.
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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).
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.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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