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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Carle van Loo
Nice 1705 - 1765 Paris
VENUS AND CUPID
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 72,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Carle van Loo
Nice 1705 - 1765 Paris
VENUS AND CUPID
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 72,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Carle van Loo
Nice 1705 - 1765 Paris
NICE 1705 - 1765 PARIS
VENUS AND CUPID
oil on canvas, irregular shape, unframed   
25 3/4 by 40 in.; 65.5 by 101.5 cm.
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Provenance

With A. Paillet, Paris;
His sale, Paris, December 15, 1777, lot 212;
With Dulac de Lachaise;
His sale, Paris, November 30, 1778, lot 275;
Dubois;
His sale, Paris, March 31, 1784, lot 87 where purchased by 
Dulac;
Baron Saint Julien;
His sale, Paris, February 14, 1785, lot 91 (with the wrong dimensions)   

Exhibited

Nice, Nice Musée Cheret, Clermont-Ferrand, Musée Bargoin; Nancy Musée des Beaux Arts, Carle van Loo, Premier Peintre du Roi, 1977, no. 264.

Literature

M. C. Sahut, Carle van Loo, Premier Peintre du Roi, exhibition catalogue, Nice 1977, p. 102, cat. no. 264 (as lost, with the dimensions without the additions).

Catalogue Note

This painting depicts the punishment of Cupid by Venus, his mother. She is taking his arrows away, in order to prevent him from causing more mischief.
This recently rediscovered painting was previously only known through B.L. Henriquez's 1778 engraving of the composition (see fig. 1).

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