Le Réveil de Vénus (The Awakening of Venus)
Le Réveil de Vénus (The Awakening of Venus)
Le Réveil de Vénus (The Awakening of Venus)
Le Réveil de Vénus (The Awakening of Venus)

LOUIS COURTAT (1840-1909)

Le Réveil de Vénus (The Awakening of Venus)

1883 France

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A large nude that was exhibited at the Paris Salon
This painting was relined and there are a few minor retouches. Overall, the painting is in excellent condition
M. le baron Delort (purchased at the Paris Salon, 1883)
Anonymous sale, F. Lair-Dubreuil, Paris, April 30, 1919, Lot 22
Anonymous Sale, Brunn Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade, April 17, 1985, Lot 105
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, February 27, 1986, Lot 80
Private collection, Rye, New York, 1986
Paris Salon, 1883, No. 617
Burty, Ph., Salon de 1883, Ludovic Baschet, Paris, Illustrated pg. 133
Dumas, F.G., Catalogue illustre de Salon, 1883, p XX, No. 617
Societe des Artistes Francais pour L'Exposition des Beaux-Arts de 1883, Salon de 1883, E. Bernard et Cie 1883, p. 56, No. 617
Bélina, A. M. de Nos peintres dessinés par eux-mêmes, notes humoristiques et esquisses biographiques, E. Bernard et Cie, Paris, 1883, p.457-59. …Cette année, il a envoyé le Réveil de Vénus, qui établit la tendance nouvelle de son esprit qui est l’éclectisme absolu, tableau plein de lumière, à la coloration remarquable.
Champlin, Jr., John Denison & Charles C. Perkins,Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings, Volume I, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1887, pg 342 as Venus Awakened (with incorrect date of 1884).
Braun, Adolphen, Catalogue général des reproductions inaltérables au charbon : d'après les chefs-d'oeuvre de la peinture dans les musées d'Europe, les galeries et collections particulières les plus remarquables, Braun et Cie, Paris, 1896, p 160.
Devillers, Hippolyte, La Jeune Belgique, Volume 2, "Le Salon de Paris", 1883, Bruxelles, pg. 321


Dimensions
Height 57.75 inch (146.68 cm)
Width 81.00 inch (205.74 cm)
Stock Code
E1234
Medium
Oil on canvas
Signed/Inscribed
Signed and dated 1883
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