Drunken Bacchus and Cupid oil painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme at the age of 26

made out of oil paint and canvas in 1850

149 x 113 cms (581/2 x 441/4 ins)

Musee des Beaux-Arts Bordeaux

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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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