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

Head of a Young Girl, 1898 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Head of a Young Girl 1898

Oil Painting
$1197
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5501
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Curtsey, 1898 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Curtsey 1898

Oil Painting
$1513
SKU: BWA-5502
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Self Portrait Presented to M. Sage, 1886 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Self Portrait Presented to M. Sage 1886

Oil Painting
$1219
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5503
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Child Braiding a Crown, 1874 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Child Braiding a Crown 1874

Oil Painting
$1647
SKU: BWA-5504
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 86.3 x 55.7 cm
Private Collection

Mignon, 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Mignon 1869

Oil Painting
$1456
SKU: BWA-5505
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Countess de Montholon, 1864 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Countess de Montholon 1864

Oil Painting
$1562
SKU: BWA-5506
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Palm Leaf, 1894 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Palm Leaf 1894

Oil Painting
$1441
SKU: BWA-5507
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Crossing of the Ford, 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Crossing of the Ford 1869

Oil Painting
$1634
SKU: BWA-5508
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Sketch of a Young Woman, Undated by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Sketch of a Young Woman Undated

Oil Painting
$1127
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5509
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 45.7 x 38 cm
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, New Jersey, USA

The Mischievous One, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Mischievous One 1895

Oil Painting
$1406
SKU: BWA-5510
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of a Young Girl, 1890 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Young Girl 1890

Oil Painting
$1178
SKU: BWA-5511
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Young Girl Crocheting, 1889 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Young Girl Crocheting 1889

Oil Painting
$747
SKU: BWA-5512
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Chilly Girl (La frileuse), 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Chilly Girl (La frileuse) 1879

Oil Painting
$1493
SKU: BWA-5513
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Idylle, 1851 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Idylle 1851

Oil Painting
$1423
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5514
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Earrings (Boucles D'Oreilles), 1891 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Earrings (Boucles D'Oreilles) 1891

Oil Painting
$1542
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5515
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Woman with Seashell, 1885 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Woman with Seashell 1885

Oil Painting
$1562
SKU: BWA-5516
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Woman of Cervara and Her Child, 1861 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Woman of Cervara and Her Child 1861

Oil Painting
$1684
SKU: BWA-5517
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Wounded Eros, 1857 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Wounded Eros 1857

Oil Painting
$1456
SKU: BWA-5518
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Young Girl, 1886 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

A Young Girl 1886

Oil Painting
$1127
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-5519
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 35.6 x 27.3 cm
Private Collection

Pifferaro, 1874 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Pifferaro 1874

Oil Painting
$1913
Canvas Print
$61.54
SKU: BWA-6284
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

Study of a Seated Veiled Female Figure, Undated by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Study of a Seated Veiled Female Figure Undated

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: BWA-6285
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 32.4 x 25 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Loves Resistance, 1885 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Loves Resistance 1885

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: BWA-6286
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 34.5 x 23.5 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Portrait of Madame Olry-Roederer, 1900 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Madame Olry-Roederer 1900

Oil Painting
$1858
Canvas Print
$46.70
SKU: BWA-6287
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 193 x 108 cm
Private Collection

The Song of the Nightingale, 1895 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Song of the Nightingale 1895

Oil Painting
$1599
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BWA-6288
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 139.7 x 89 cm
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, USA

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