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

Work Interrupted (Penelope), 1891 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Work Interrupted (Penelope) 1891

Oil Painting
$1837
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-220
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 160 x 99.7 cm
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA

Evening Mood, 1882 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Evening Mood 1882

Oil Painting
$977
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-221
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 207.5 x 108 cm
National Museum of Art, Havana

Portrait of Madame la Comtesse de Cambaceres, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Madame la Comtesse de Cambaceres 1895

Oil Painting
$1821
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-222
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 121 x 90 cm
Seattle Art Museum, Washington, USA

The Shell, 1871 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Shell 1871

Oil Painting
$1684
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-223
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 131 x 89.5 cm
Private Collection

Zenobia Found by Shepherds on the Banks, 1850 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Zenobia Found by Shepherds on the Banks 1850

Oil Painting
$3449
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-224
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 148 x 118 cm
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

The Return of Spring, 1886 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Return of Spring 1886

Oil Painting
$3032
Canvas Print
$47.52
SKU: BWA-225
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 215 x 117 cm
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA

The Abduction of Psyche, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Abduction of Psyche 1895

Oil Painting
$1733
Canvas Print
$46.70
SKU: BWA-226
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 209 x 120 cm
Private Collection

Cupid and Psyche as Children, 1889 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Cupid and Psyche as Children 1889

Oil Painting
$1667
Canvas Print
$50.13
SKU: BWA-227
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 119.5 x 71 cm
Private Collection

At the Edge of the River, 1875 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

At the Edge of the River 1875

Oil Painting
$1525
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-228
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Jeunes Bohemiennes (Young Gypsies), 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Jeunes Bohemiennes (Young Gypsies) 1879

Oil Painting
$1562
Canvas Print
$49.59
SKU: BWA-229
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 166 x 99 cm
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, USA

Just a Taste, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Just a Taste 1895

Oil Painting
$1513
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: BWA-230
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 115.5 x 70 cm
Private Collection

Cupid with a Butterfly, 1888 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Cupid with a Butterfly 1888

Oil Painting
$1525
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-231
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 116.8 x 68 cm
Private Collection

The Knitter, 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Knitter 1884

Oil Painting
$1577
SKU: BWA-232
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Little Sulk, 1888 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Little Sulk 1888

Oil Painting
$1647
Canvas Print
$78.02
SKU: BWA-233
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 123 x 86 cm
Rahr-West Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

Pastourelle (Shepherdess), 1889 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Pastourelle (Shepherdess) 1889

Oil Painting
$1819
Canvas Print
$47.39
SKU: BWA-234
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 159 x 93 cm
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, USA

The Little Beggar, 1880 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Little Beggar 1880

Oil Painting
$1493
SKU: BWA-235
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, USA

Douleur d'amour (Elegy), 1899 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Douleur d'amour (Elegy) 1899

Oil Painting
$1858
Canvas Print
$70.98
SKU: BWA-236
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Little Coaxing, 1890 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

A Little Coaxing 1890

Oil Painting
$1610
Canvas Print
$51.10
SKU: BWA-237
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 145 x 91 cm
Private Collection

The Spinner, 1873 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Spinner 1873

Oil Painting
$1562
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-238
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 160 x 91.5 cm
Private Collection

Young Girl Going to the Fountain, 1885 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Young Girl Going to the Fountain 1885

Oil Painting
$1493
Canvas Print
$50.85
SKU: BWA-239
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 160.5 x 73.5 cm
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Little Knitter, 1882 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Little Knitter 1882

Oil Painting
$1513
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-240
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 100.5 x 60.5 cm
Appleton Museum of Art at Florida College, Ocala, USA

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and St. John the Baptist, 1875 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and St. John the Baptist 1875

Oil Painting
$2308
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-241
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 200.5 x 122 cm
Private Collection

The Heart's Awakening, 1892 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Heart's Awakening 1892

Oil Painting
$2166
Canvas Print
$76.42
SKU: BWA-242
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 160 x 111 cm
Private Collection

A Calling, 1890 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

A Calling 1890

Oil Painting
$1234
SKU: BWA-243
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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