Portrait of Gabrielle Cot
16″ x 20″, Pastiche, after William Bouguereau
by Charles C. Clear III
This Portrait of Gabrielle Cot was painted by the famous French Artist William Bouguereau in 1890. It measured 15″ x 18″. Gabrielle was the daughter of another French Arrtist, Pierre Auguste Cot.
According to Wikipedia:
The painting was gifted to Madame Duret by Bouguereau on the occasion of Gabrielle’s marriage. Gabrielle married an architect named Zilin in 1890. The painting was exhibited at the Cercle de L’union Artistique in Paris during 1891. It remained in Duret’s family passing down via inheritance until it was sold in New York on 25 May 1983. It was held in a private collection until being sold again in New York on 10 November 1998; it was exhibited a year later in 1999 at the Newington Cropsey Foundation.
I painted this portrait of Gabrielle Cot for inclusion in the popular “Fakes & Forgeries” Exhibit at Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island. The painting won the coveted People’s Choice Award for 2020!
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Charles C. Clear III