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Alexandre Cabanel
Alexandre Cabanel
(French: [kabanɛl]; 28 September 1823, Montpellier
– 23 January 1889) was a French painter. He painted historical, classical and religious subjects in the academic style. He was also well known as a portrait painter. According to Diccionario Enciclopedico Salvat, Cabanel is the best representative of the L'art pompier and Napoleon III's preferred painter.[1]


1 Life 2 Pupils 3 Selected works 4 Gallery 5 References 6 External links

Life[edit] Cabanel entered the École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts
in Paris
at the age of seventeen, and studied with François-Édouard Picot. He exhibited at the Paris
Salon for the first time in 1844, and won the Prix de Rome scholarship in 1845 at the age of 22.[2] Cabanel was elected a member of the Institute in 1863. He was appointed professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1864 and taught there until his death.[3] He was closely connected to the Paris
Salon: "He was elected regularly to the Salon jury and his pupils could be counted by the hundred at the Salons. Through them, Cabanel did more than any other artist of his generation to form the character of belle époque French painting".[4] His refusal together with William-Adolphe Bouguereau
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
to allow the impressionist painter Édouard Manet
Édouard Manet
and many other painters to exhibit their work in the Salon of 1863 led to the establishment of the Salon des Refusés
Salon des Refusés
by the French government. Cabanel won the Grande Médaille d'Honneur at the Salons of 1865, 1867, and 1878. A successful academic painter, his 1863 painting The Birth of Venus is one of the best known examples of 19th-century academic painting. The picture was bought by the emperor Napoleon III; there is also a smaller replica (painted in 1875 for a banker, John Wolf) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York City. It was given to them by Wolf in 1893. Pupils[edit]

Self-portrait (1847)

Alexandre Cabanel, ca.1865. Photograph by Charles Reutlinger (?)

The Birth of Venus (1863)

His pupils included:

Rodolfo Amoedo Henry Bacon George Randolph Barse Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun Jean-Eugène Buland Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant Vlaho Bukovac Gaston Bussière Louis Capdevielle Eugène Carrière Fernand Cormon Pierre Auguste Cot Kenyon Cox Édouard Debat-Ponsan Émile Friant François Guiguet Jules Bastien-Lepage François Flameng Charles Fouqueray Frank Fowler Henri Gervex Charles Lucien Léandre Max Leenhardt Henri Le Sidaner Aristide Maillol Édouard-Antoine Marsal (fr) João Marques de Oliveira Jan Monchablon Georges Moreau de Tours Henri-Georges Morisset (fr) Henri Pinta Henri Regnault Iakovos Rizos Louis Royer Jean-Jacques Scherrer António Silva Porto Joseph-Noël Sylvestre Solomon Joseph Solomon Paul Tavernier (fr) José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior Étienne Terrus Adolphe Willette

Selected works[edit]

Alexandre Cabanel
Alexandre Cabanel
- Death of Moses

The Death of Moses
(1851), Dahesh Museum, New York City. New York, USA Nymph and Satyr
(Nymphe et Satyr, 1860), Private collection The Birth of Venus (1863), Musée d'Orsay, Paris The Death of Francesca da Rimini
Francesca da Rimini
and Paolo Malatesta
Paolo Malatesta
(1870), Musée d'Orsay, Paris La Comtesse de Keller (1873), Musée d'Orsay, Paris Phèdre (1880), Musée Fabre, Montpellier Ophelia
(1883), Private collection Ruth glanant dans les champs de Booz, (1886), Musée Garinet, Châlons-en-Champagne Lady Curzon (1887), Kedleston Hall, England,[5] Preparatory study of Cleopatra for Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Béziers Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners
Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners
(1887), Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp Eve After the Fall, Private Collection The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Paradise, Private Collection Napoleon III Thamar


Fallen Angel (1847)

Albaydé (1848)

The death of Francesca da Rimini
Francesca da Rimini
and Paolo Malatesta
Paolo Malatesta

Echo (1874)

Harmonie (1877)

The daughter of Jephthah

Phaedra (1880)


Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners
Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners

Portrait of Countess E. A Vorontsova Dashkova

Napoleon III

Pandora (1873), The Walters Art Museum

Cornelia Lyman Warren


^ Diccionario Enciclopedico Salvat, 1982, Barcelona ^ Facos, Michelle (2011). An Introduction to Nineteenth Century Art. New York: Routledge. p. 282.  ^ van Hook, Bailey (1996). Angels of Art: Women and Art in American Society, 1876-1914. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. p. 28.  ^ Dictionary of Art (1996) vol. 5, pp. 341–344 ^ Mary Leiter (1887), Derbyshire, England, Kedleston Hall; National Trust for Places of Historic Interest, U. K."?". [permanent dead link]

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 34728607 LCCN: nr90008003 ISNI: 0000 0000 6661 7370 GND: 121918319 SUDOC: 145893642 BNF: cb14970934h (data) ULAN: 500004789 KulturNav: 1441f192-6efd-4e07-8904-7b966acc89e9 RKD: 14