A Boy Defending a Baby from an Eagle oil painting by Frederic Leighton at the age of 20

made out of oil paint and canvas around 1850

49.5 x 50 cms (191/4 x 191/2 ins)

Leighton House Museum London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

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Two butterfly-shaped walnut braces are inserted into the back of the panel of the Mona Lisa to a depth of about 1/3 the thickness of the panel. This intervention is was skillfully executed, and successfully stabilized the crack that had been forming in it.


By now William Bouguereau has made strong connections with art dealers, particularly Paul Durand-Ruel (later the champion of the Impressionists), who helped clients buy paintings from artists who exhibited at the Salons.

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