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The Birth of Venus

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Marks

Recto, lower center, stamped in black ink -- mark of Edme Durand (Lugt 741) Recto, lower left corner, stamped in black ink -- fragment of mark of Friedrich August II (Lugt 971)

Provenance

Edme Durand (died 1835, Paris, Lugt 741); probably included in his sale, Paris, Bénard, March 19-31, 1821 [not verified]; Friedrich August II (1797-1854, Dresden, Lugt 971); probably included in his sale, Leipzig, Boerner, May 7-9, 1928 [not verified]; W. G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston); to his niece, Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard (New Haven, CT); her gift to MFA, 1964.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen

Vénus sortie de la mer

1506

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 312

Dimensions

Sheet: 21 x 14.7 cm (8 1/4 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.2239

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