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

Innocence, 1893 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Innocence 1893

Oil Painting
$1610
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-268
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 100 x 52.5 cm
Private Collection

Young Worker, 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Young Worker 1869

Oil Painting
$1525
Canvas Print
$62.63
SKU: BWA-269
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 129 x 96.5 cm
Private Collection

The Assault, 1898 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Assault 1898

Oil Painting
$3967
Canvas Print
$45.95
SKU: BWA-270
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 153 x 104 cm
Private Collection

The Lost Pleiad, 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Lost Pleiad 1884

Oil Painting
$1610
Canvas Print
$53.56
SKU: BWA-271
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 195.5 x 95 cm
Private Collection

The Harvester, 1868 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Harvester 1868

Oil Painting
$1513
Canvas Print
$64.97
SKU: BWA-272
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 106.5 x 85 cm
Private Collection

Revery, 1894 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Revery 1894

Oil Painting
$1542
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-273
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 112 x 71 cm
Private Collection

Spring Breeze, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Spring Breeze 1895

Oil Painting
$1513
Canvas Print
$74.83
SKU: BWA-274
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 98.5 x 65.5 cm
Private Collection

Love Takes Flight, 1901 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Love Takes Flight 1901

Oil Painting
$1667
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-275
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 170 x 112 cm
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, USA

Young Mother Gazing at Her Child, 1871 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Young Mother Gazing at Her Child 1871

Oil Painting
$1684
Canvas Print
$48.92
SKU: BWA-276
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 142.2 x 102.9 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Bacchante, 1899 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Bacchante 1899

Oil Painting
$1456
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-277
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 100 x 70.5 cm
Private Collection

Daisies, 1894 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Daisies 1894

Oil Painting
$1474
Canvas Print
$68.43
SKU: BWA-278
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 91.5 x 56 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Gabrielle Drienza, 1890 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Gabrielle Drienza 1890

Oil Painting
$1178
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-279
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 45.5 x 38 cm
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, USA

Reflection, 1897 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Reflection 1897

Oil Painting
$1493
SKU: BWA-280
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, USA

After the Bath, 1875 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

After the Bath 1875

Oil Painting
$1562
Canvas Print
$55.64
SKU: BWA-281
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 181 x 90.5 cm
Museo-Teatro Salvador Dali , Figueiras, Spain

Bather, 1870 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Bather 1870

Oil Painting
$1542
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-282
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 190.5 x 95 cm
Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation Museums, Costa Brava, Spain

Modesty, 1902 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Modesty 1902

Oil Painting
$1513
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-283
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 160.5 x 72.5 cm
Private Collection

Lady Maxwell, 1890 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Lady Maxwell 1890

Oil Painting
$1577
SKU: BWA-284
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

After the Bath, 1894 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

After the Bath 1894

Oil Painting
$1562
SKU: BWA-285
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

L'Amour A L'Epine, 1894 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

L'Amour A L'Epine 1894

Oil Painting
$1513
SKU: BWA-286
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Joys of Motherhood (Girl Tickling a Child), 1878 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Joys of Motherhood (Girl Tickling a Child) 1878

Oil Painting
$1595
SKU: BWA-287
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Wet Cupid, 1891 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Wet Cupid 1891

Oil Painting
$1542
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-288
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 155.5 x 84.5 cm
Private Collection

At the Edge of the Brook, 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

At the Edge of the Brook 1879

Oil Painting
$1577
SKU: BWA-289
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Maternal Admiration, 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Maternal Admiration 1869

Oil Painting
$1474
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-290
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 116 x 89 cm
Private Collection

Returned from the Market, 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Returned from the Market 1869

Oil Painting
$1219
Canvas Print
$70.05
SKU: BWA-291
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 61 x 51 cm
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, USA

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