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Lot 51French School
19th Century
L'Amour et Psyche
Oil on canvas
80 7/8 x 59 7/8 inches (205.5 x 152.1 cm)
Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris
Private collection, Southampton, New York
The original version of this composition, created by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon in 1793, is in the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Sold for $12,600
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Glue relined. Losses around the edges. Dense old varnish layer showing very little under UV light. The contours of Amour's wing and the shadows on the left of Psyche's torso and right arm reinforced. Touches of restoration to Psyche's face and neck. Other contours and shadows reinforced. Loss to the landscape to the right of Amour's figure. Abrasion to the face and body of the amorino at left.

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