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Venus preparing herself
(La Toilette de Vénus)

oil on canvas
247.0 × 205.0 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 2000
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Collection of the artist 1815–30; included in the artist's studio sale, Bonnefons, 1-3 March, 1830, no. 20; purchased by Jean-Francois Regnault (1789–1843, son of the artist), 1830–43; posthumous inventory of Jean-Francois Regnault, Paris, 1843; by descent to Antoine-Louis Regnault (1788–1856, son of artist), 1843–56; Antoine-Louis Regnault estate sale, 24 January 1857, no. 29 as La Toílette de Vénus; allegedly with Jacques Seligmann (dealer-collector), Paris (dates unknown); allegedly in the collection of William Randolph Hearst until 1950; acquired by Dr. Siegfried Aram (dealer), New York, October 1950; collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jnr, 1950–89; included in Walter P Chrysler Jnr estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 1 June 1989, no. 106; purchased by Richard L. Feigen, New York (dealer), 1989; from whom acquired for the Felton Bequest, 1998.