About This Artwork

Jean Baptiste Regnault
French, 1754-1829

Cupid and Psyche, 1828

Oil on canvas
60 1/8 x 77 1/8 in. (152.8 x 196 cm)
Signed and dated l.r.: Regnault 1828

Preston O. Morton Memorial Purchase Fund for Older Paintings, 1972.363

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Bazar Bonne-Nouvelle, 1846, cat. 80.

Publication History

“Museum Acquisitions,” The Burlington Magazine, CXV (1973), p. 534, fig. 90.

Christopher Sells, “A Late Work by Jean-Baptiste Regnault,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 8 (1976), pp. 87-95, fig. 1.

Ownership History

Sale Baron Regnault, Atelier Regnault, Paris, March 1-15, 1830, lot 15 to M. Dormoy. Private collection, Paris [according to fact sheet provided by Wildenstein]. Wildenstein, New York, by 1972; sold to the Art Institute, 1972.

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