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Venus preparing herself
(La Toilette de Vénus)
1815

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
247.0 × 205.0 cm
Accession Number
1998.375
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 2000
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Provenance
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.