Cabane was born in Paris on 8 th January 1857. He was a pupil of Adolphe William Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury and began at the Salon in 1876. He regularly exhibited his work at the French Artists Society until 1932, and he became a member in 1901. He was awarded with a distinction at the Salon in 1886 and at the Universal Exhibition in 1889, as well as a third class medal in 1903 and second class medal in 1907. He won second prize in Rome in 1884 thanks to his very academic canvas Le Serment de Brutus The Salis church in the Pyrenees honours four large panels by Cabane and there are numerous paintings in museums all over the provinces, in particular the Beaux-Arts museum in Bordeaux and the Saint-Denis museum in Reims. He was Léon Jean-Baptiste Perrault’s son-in-law (the latter lived from 1832-1908 and was the curator of the Beaux-Arts museum in Bordeaux, as indicated in the museum’s general inventory register). Cabane painted the Chemin de Croix of the cathedral in La Rochelle. This he did from his father-in-law’s originals, he also having been Bouguereau’s pupil. Edouard Cabane’s work is tinged with what he learnt from Bouguereau’s studio and shows the real flair of an artist. We can see this mixture of mannerism, dignity and sensuality in his portraits and religious paintings, which was peculiar to the Venetians of the 16 th century. Amongst all of his works, we notice that they are almost exclusively of women.
Lady in Pink
Girl with Flowers
Portrait of a young girl holding a kitten
Elegant woman in a hat