26 October 2016
School of Fontainebleau, 16th Century
Venus and Cupid
oil on panel
11 3/8 x 16 5/8 in. (28.9 x 42.3 cm.)
Oliver B. James, Phoenix, Arizona.
with Wildenstein, New York, where acquired by
Baroness Mary McFall de Gunzburg, Spottswood, Virginia, and by descent to the present owner.
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New York, Wildenstein, 16th Century Paintings from the School of Fontainebleau, 31 October-28 December 1940, no. 17.
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