Circle of Jean Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris) Venus and Cupid

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Lot 24
Circle of Jean Honoré Fragonard
(Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Venus and Cupid

£ 15,000 - 20,000
US$ 19,000 - 25,000
Circle of Jean Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Venus and Cupid
oil on canvas
98.9 x 74.2cm (38 15/16 x 29 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Lucien Millevoye (1850-1918), gifted by him to
    Maud Gonne (1866-1953), and thence by descent through the family to the present owner

    Lucien Millevoye was a poet and prominent member of the Boulangist party in France; he had a relationship in the 1880s with Maud Gonne, a well-known campaigner for the Irish independence movement and women's causes and a muse of the poet W.B.Yeats. She and Millevoye had two children together; the politician Sean MacBride (1904-1988) was her son from a later marriage.
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