Description Cabanel, a professor of painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, specialized in portraits of "High Society." Here, he depicts the Swedish soprano Christine Nilsson as Pandora, the woman in Greek mythology who opened a forbidden box, releasing all the troubles that afflict humanity.
|7/06/1972||Treatment||cleaned; stabilized; repaired; mounted; coated; loss compensation;|
|10/20/2009||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|7/06/2010||Examination||examined for condition|
- A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
- Alexandre Cabanel, la tradition du beau. Musee Fabre, Montpellier; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Köln. 2010-2011.
Provenance Purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, October 26, 1873 ; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 384.
Inscriptions [Signature] At upper right in yellow letters: ALEX. CABANEL; [Date] Upper right in yellow letters: 1873
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1873
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