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Alexandre
Cabanel
French painter & teacher
born 1823- died 1889

Nationality:
French

Student of:

Teacher of:

Winner of:
Prix de Rome


Biographical Information

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.

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Self Portrait

Oil On Canvas
Private collection

Added: 2013-07-06
The Birth of Venus

1863
Oil on canvas
130 x 225 cm
(51.18" x 88.58")
Musee d'Orsay (Paris, France)

Added: 2003-01-21
Eve After the Fall

Oil on canvas
74.93 x 95.885 cm
(29½" x 37¾")
Private collection

Brian Shapiro
Added: 2003-03-31
Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners

1887
Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-08-27
The Death of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta

1870
Oil on canvas
Musee d'Orsay (Paris, France)

Added: 2001-08-27
The Death of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta
Paige

Oil on canvas
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross (United States)

Added: 2001-09-27
Paige
Fallen Angel

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-09-27
Fallen Angel
Cincinnatus Receiving Deputies of the Senate

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-09-27
Cincinnatus Receiving Deputies of the Senate
The Roman Monk

Oil on canvas
Private collection

Added: 2001-09-27
Ophelia

1883
Oil on canvas
77 x 117.5 cm
(30.31" x 46.26")
Private collection

Added: 2001-09-27
Ophelia