Alexandre Cabanel

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Alexandre Cabanel

83 artworks

French Academic Classical painter and teacher

Born 1823 - Died 1889

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The Birth of Venus

1863

Oil on canvas

130 x 225 cms | 51 x 88 1/2 ins

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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Florentine Poet

1861

Oil on wood

30.5 x 50.5 cms | 12 x 19 3/4 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

The Story Teller

1883

Oil on canvas

55.9 x 83.8 cms | 22 x 33 ins

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Portia, from 'The Merchant of Venice'

1881

Oil on canvas

87.3 x 122.9 cms | 34 1/4 x 48 1/4 ins

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The Nymph Echo

1874

Oil on canvas

97.8 x 66.7 cms | 38 1/2 x 26 1/4 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

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John the Baptist

1849

Oil on canvas

195 x 141.5 cms | 76 3/4 x 55 1/2 ins

Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

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The Mocking of Christ

1845

Oil on canvas

146 x 113.5 cms | 57 1/4 x 44 1/2 ins

École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

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The Glorification of St. Louis

1853-1855

Oil on canvas

428.5 x 446.5 cms | 168 1/2 x 175 3/4 ins

Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

Orestes (sketch)

1846

Oil on canvas mounted on wood

27 x 31.5 cms | 10 1/2 x 12 1/4 ins

Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

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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.