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Venus Clipping Cupid's Wings

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Inscription

signed lower right: Corot

Provenance

1875, Arthur Stevens (b. 1825 - d. 1909), Brussels. 1878, Alfred de Knyff (b. 1819 - d. 1885), Brussels and Paris. By 1895, Émile Dekens, Brussels; 1897, sold by Dekens, through Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Henry Osborne Havemeyer (b. 1847 - d. 1907) for Oliver Hazard Payne (b. 1839 - d 1917), New York [see note 1]; by inheritance to his nephew, Harry Payne Bingham (b. 1887 - d. 1955), New York; until 1987, by descent within the family. Anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 1988) NOTES: [1] See Frances Weitzenhoffer, The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America (New York: Abrams, 1986), pp. 125-126.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of the late Harry Payne Bingham

about 1870–73

Dimensions

70.5 x 54 cm (27 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.745

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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