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

Les Noisettes (The Nut Gatherers), 1882 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Les Noisettes (The Nut Gatherers) 1882

Oil Painting
$1647
Canvas Print
$45.33
SKU: BWA-244
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 87.6 x 134 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Little Knitter, 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Little Knitter 1879

Oil Painting
$1423
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: BWA-245
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 100.5 x 60.5 cm
Private Collection

The Storm, 1874 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Storm 1874

Oil Painting
$1667
Canvas Print
$61.71
SKU: BWA-246
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Wave, 1896 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Wave 1896

Oil Painting
$1562
Canvas Print
$85.69
SKU: BWA-247
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 121 x 160.5 cm
Private Collection

At the Fountain, 1897 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

At the Fountain 1897

Oil Painting
$1610
Canvas Print
$50.83
SKU: BWA-248
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 153 x 94 cm
Private Collection

The Madonna of the Roses, 1903 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Madonna of the Roses 1903

Oil Painting
$1525
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-249
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 130 x 90.5 cm
The Gould Mansion Tarrytown, New York, USA

Alma Parens, 1883 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Alma Parens 1883

Oil Painting
$3346
Canvas Print
$67.63
SKU: BWA-250
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 230 x 140 cm
Private Collection

The Grape Picker, 1875 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Grape Picker 1875

Oil Painting
$1406
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-251
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 140 x 63 cm
New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sisters on the Shore (Sur la Greve), 1896 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Sisters on the Shore (Sur la Greve) 1896

Oil Painting
$1542
Canvas Print
$53.98
SKU: BWA-252
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 142.2 x 91.4 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Virgin with Angels, 1900 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Virgin with Angels 1900

Oil Painting
$6233
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-253
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 285 x 185 cm
Petit Palais Musee des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

The Wasp's Nest, 1892 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Wasp's Nest 1892

Oil Painting
$3858
Canvas Print
$79.30
SKU: BWA-254
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 213 x 152.5 cm
Private Collection

Breton Brother and Sister, 1871 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Breton Brother and Sister 1871

Oil Painting
$1634
Canvas Print
$77.22
SKU: BWA-255
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 129.2 x 89.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Haymaker, 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Haymaker 1869

Oil Painting
$1351
Canvas Print
$55.61
SKU: BWA-256
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 101.5 x 81 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Dante and Virgil in Hell, 1850 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Dante and Virgil in Hell 1850

Oil Painting
$1805
Canvas Print
$47.08
SKU: BWA-257
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 281 x 225 cm
Private Collection

Two Sisters, 1901 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Two Sisters 1901

Oil Painting
$1634
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-258
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 110.5 x 78.5 cm
Lawrence University, Appleton, USA

The Youth of Bacchus, 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Youth of Bacchus 1884

Oil Painting
$10959
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-259
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 331 x 610 cm
Private Collection

Thirst, 1886 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Thirst 1886

Oil Painting
$1513
Canvas Print
$62.78
SKU: BWA-260
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 132 x 102 cm
Private Collection

The Prisoner, 1891 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Prisoner 1891

Oil Painting
$1456
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-261
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 131 x 77.5 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

L'aurore (Dawn), 1881 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

L'aurore (Dawn) 1881

Oil Painting
$1702
SKU: BWA-262
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA

The Virgin of the Lilies, 1899 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Virgin of the Lilies 1899

Oil Painting
$1647
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-263
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

In Penitence, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

In Penitence 1895

Oil Painting
$1441
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-264
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 131 x 77.5 cm
Private Collection

Laurel Branch, 1900 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Laurel Branch 1900

Oil Painting
$1493
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-265
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 115.5 x 70 cm
Private Collection

Little Thief, 1900 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Little Thief 1900

Oil Painting
$1474
Canvas Print
$46.70
SKU: BWA-266
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 124.4 x 70.1 cm
Private Collection

The Jewel of the Fields, 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Jewel of the Fields 1884

Oil Painting
$1562
SKU: BWA-267
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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