Portrait of Adolphe-William Bouguereau

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1825-1905

French Academic Classicism Painter

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 - August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter.

Bouguereau was born in La Rochelle.
A student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he won the Prix de Rome in 1850 and his realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were exhibited at the annual exhibitions of the Paris Salon for his entire working life. Although he fell into disregard in the early 20th century, due perhaps to his staunch opposition to the Impressionists, there is a new appreciation for his work. In his lifetime, Bouguereau painted eight hundred and twenty-six paintings.

In his own time, Bouguereau was considered to be one of the greatest painters in the world. In 1900, his contemporaries Degas and Monet reportedly named him as most likely to be remembered as the greatest 19th century French painter by the year 2000, although with Degas' famous trenchant wit, and the aesthetic tendencies of the two Impressionists, it is possible the statement was meant as an ironic comment on the taste of the future public. Bouguereau's works were eagerly bought, at high prices, especially by American millionaires. After about 1920, Bouguereau fell into disrepute. Some assert this may have been consciously engineered by the new "art expert establishment", who resented his former opposition to new developments in painting, but it is likely that more profound societal factors were instrumental to this enormous shift in taste and sensibility. For decades, his name was not even mentioned in encyclopedias. Today, over one hundred museums throughout the world exhibit his works.

At a rather advanced age, Bouguereau was married for the second time, to fellow artist Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau, one of his pupils. He also used his influence to open many French art institutions to women for the first time, including the Academie francaise.
He died in La Rochelle.

229 Paintings of Bouguereau

The Pet Bird, 1867 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Pet Bird 1867

Oil Painting
$1456
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-196
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 81.9 x 66 cm
Private Collection

The Broken Pitcher, 1891 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Broken Pitcher 1891

Oil Painting
$1441
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-197
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 134.6 x 83.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Rest in Harvest, 1865 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Rest in Harvest 1865

Oil Painting
$1332
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-198
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 81.3 x 147.3 cm
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, USA

Child at Bath, 1886 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Child at Bath 1886

Oil Painting
$1525
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-199
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 83.5 x 61.6 cm
Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, 1882 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist 1882

Oil Painting
$2098
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-200
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 190.5 x 111 cm
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, USA

Charity, 1878 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Charity 1878

Oil Painting
$2182
Canvas Print
$49.59
SKU: BWA-201
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 196 x 117 cm
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA

Virgin and Child, 1888 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Virgin and Child 1888

Oil Painting
$1858
Canvas Print
$66.03
SKU: BWA-202
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 176.5 x 103 cm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Song of the Angels, 1881 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Song of the Angels 1881

Oil Painting
$3174
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-203
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 213.4 x 152.4 cm
Museum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, USA

The Flagellation of Christ, 1880 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Flagellation of Christ 1880

Oil Painting
$6459
Canvas Print
$79.30
SKU: BWA-204
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 309 x 212 cm
La Rochelle Cathedral, La Rochelle, France

Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros, 1880 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros 1880

Oil Painting
$1702
Canvas Print
$46.69
SKU: BWA-205
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 81.6 x 57.8 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Pieta, 1876 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Pieta 1876

Oil Painting
$3361
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-206
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 230 x 148 cm
Private Collection

Vierge consolatrice (Virgin of Consolation), 1877 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Vierge consolatrice (Virgin of Consolation) 1877

Oil Painting
$1957
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-207
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 204 x 148 cm
Art Museums, Strasbourg, France

A Soul Brought to Heaven, 1878 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

A Soul Brought to Heaven 1878

Oil Painting
$1351
SKU: BWA-208
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Musee du Perigord, Perigueux, France

Orestes Pursued by the Furies, 1862 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Orestes Pursued by the Furies 1862

Oil Painting
$1975
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-209
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 231 x 279 cm
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

Art and Literature, 1867 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Art and Literature 1867

Oil Painting
$1562
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-210
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 200 x 108 cm
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, USA

Homer and His Guide, 1874 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Homer and His Guide 1874

Oil Painting
$1858
Canvas Print
$57.14
SKU: BWA-211
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 209 x 143 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

Young Priestess, 1902 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Young Priestess 1902

Oil Painting
$1525
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-212
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 181 x 81 cm
Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York, USA

Seated Nude, 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Seated Nude 1884

Oil Painting
$1332
Canvas Print
$52.27
SKU: BWA-213
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 116.5 x 89 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Bathers, 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Bathers 1884

Oil Painting
$1562
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-214
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 201 x 129 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Nymphaeum, 1878 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Nymphaeum 1878

Oil Painting
$2581
Canvas Print
$47.43
SKU: BWA-215
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 144.8 x 209.5 cm
The Haggin Museum, California, USA

The Birth of Venus, 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Birth of Venus 1879

Oil Painting
$2825
Canvas Print
$80.26
SKU: BWA-216
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 300 x 215 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Nymphs and Satyr, 1873 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Nymphs and Satyr 1873

Oil Painting
$2010
Canvas Print
$47.06
SKU: BWA-217
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 260 x 180 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Admiration, 1897 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Admiration 1897

Oil Painting
$2252
Canvas Print
$63.05
SKU: BWA-218
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 147 x 200 cm
San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Girl, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Girl 1895

Oil Painting
$1513
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-219
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 115.8 x 68.6 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

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