15 April 2008
Jean Jouvenet Rouen 1649-1717 Paris
Venus at the forge of Vulcan
oil on canvas
31¾ x 25½ in. 80.6 x 64.8 cm.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 18 October 2000, lot 175.
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The present painting is a reduced autograph replica of Jouvenet's painting of 1703 which was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1704 (see A. Schnapper, Jean Jouvenet, 1974, pp. 207-8, no. 95, fig. 98). The prime version was engraved by L. Desplaces.
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