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 Kiss, 1863 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Kiss 1863

Oil Painting
$1595
Canvas Print
$62.22
SKU: BWA-316
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 113.7 x 86.4 cm
Private Collection

Soup, 1865 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Soup 1865

Oil Painting
$1332
SKU: BWA-317
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

La Tricoteuse, 1891 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

La Tricoteuse 1891

Oil Painting
$1493
SKU: BWA-4208
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Study of a Girl's Head, 1840 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Study of a Girl's Head 1840

Oil Painting
$1109
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5480
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 45.7 x 38 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Napoleon III Visiting Flood Victims of Tarascon in June 1856, 1856 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Napoleon III Visiting Flood Victims of Tarascon ... 1856

Oil Painting
$11150
Canvas Print
$55.22
SKU: BWA-5481
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Tobias Receives his Father's Blessing, 1860 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Tobias Receives his Father's Blessing 1860

Oil Painting
$2010
Canvas Print
$45.36
SKU: BWA-5482
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 153 x 119 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Elder Sister, 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Elder Sister 1869

Oil Painting
$1647
Canvas Print
$61.54
SKU: BWA-5483
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 130.2 x 97.2 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Flora and Zephyr, 1875 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Flora and Zephyr 1875

Oil Painting
$1702
Canvas Print
$68.12
SKU: BWA-5484
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Mulhouse, France

Portrait of Monsieur M, 1850 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Monsieur M 1850

Oil Painting
$1406
Canvas Print
$57.63
SKU: BWA-5485
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 87 x 70.5 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

La Tricoteuse (The Little Knitter), 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

La Tricoteuse (The Little Knitter) 1884

Oil Painting
$1542
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5486
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 131 x 71 cm
Private Collection

The Book Hours, 1867 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Book Hours 1867

Oil Painting
$1371
Canvas Print
$79.21
SKU: BWA-5487
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 66 x 53.3 cm
Private Collection

Self Portrait, 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Self Portrait 1879

Oil Painting
$1219
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5488
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 46.5 x 38.5 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Ford, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Ford 1895

Oil Painting
$1667
Canvas Print
$51.16
SKU: BWA-5489
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 155 x 71 cm
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, USA

Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Gardner, 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Gardner 1879

Oil Painting
$1423
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5490
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 46 x 38.5 cm
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, USA

Portrait of Miss Brissac, 1863 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Miss Brissac 1863

Oil Painting
$1525
Canvas Print
$90.33
SKU: BWA-5491
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 91 x 71 cm
Private Collection

Waiting, 1902 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Waiting 1902

Oil Painting
$1513
SKU: BWA-5492
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Young Shepherdess, 1868 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Young Shepherdess 1868

Oil Painting
$1562
Canvas Print
$61.27
SKU: BWA-5493
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 106 x 72 cm
Private Collection

Little Girl Holding Apples in Her Hands, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Little Girl Holding Apples in Her Hands 1895

Oil Painting
$1441
SKU: BWA-5494
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Virgin and Lamb, 1903 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Virgin and Lamb 1903

Oil Painting
$1474
SKU: BWA-5495
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 114.3 x 114.3 cm
Private Collection

Irene, 1897 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Irene 1897

Oil Painting
$1158
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5496
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 46 x 38.1 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of a Young Girl, 1896 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Young Girl 1896

Oil Painting
$1178
SKU: BWA-5497
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Dream of Spring, 1901 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

A Dream of Spring 1901

Oil Painting
$3032
Canvas Print
$58.38
SKU: BWA-5498
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Little Brother, 1900 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Little Brother 1900

Oil Painting
$1667
Canvas Print
$60.16
SKU: BWA-5499
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 100 x 73 cm
Private Collection

Day, 1884 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Day 1884

Oil Painting
$1634
SKU: BWA-5500
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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