William-Adolphe Bouguereau

French, 1825–1905

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One of the leading 19th-century French painters working in the academic tradition, William-Adolphe Bouguereau produced scenes taken from classical, mythological, and biblical subjects, focusing primarily on female figures: goddesses, bathers, nudes, …

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Les enfants endormis (réduction), 1868
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oil on canvas
55.2 x 46.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed and dated W BOVGVEREAV1868 (lower left) oil on canvas canvas: 18 ⅛ by 21 ¾ in.; 46 by 55.2 cm framed: 27 ½ by 34 ½ in.; 69.8 by 87.6 cm.
Les enfants endormis (réduction), 1868
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed and dated W BOVGVEREAV1868 (lower left) oil on canvas canvas: 18 ⅛ by 21 ¾ in.; 46 by 55.2 cm framed: 27 ½ by 34 ½ in.; 69.8 by 87.6 cm.
Avant le bain, 1891
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87.0 x 137.0 cm
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed and dated W-BOVGVEREAV 1891 (lower left) oil on canvas canvas: 54 by 34 ¼ in.; 137 by 87 cm. framed: 61 ¼ by 41 ¾ in.; 155.5 by 106 cm.
Avant le bain, 1891
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed and dated W-BOVGVEREAV 1891 (lower left) oil on canvas canvas: 54 by 34 ¼ in.; 137 by 87 cm. framed: 61 ¼ by 41 ¾ in.; 155.5 by 106 cm.
Yvonne, 1896
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oil on canvas
54.6 x 87.6 cm
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$988,000
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May 13, 2021
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed and dated W-BOVGVEREAV-1896 (upper left) oil on canvas canvas: 34 ½ by 21 ½ in.; 87.6 by 54.6 cm. framed: 41 ¼ by 31½ in.; 104.7 by 80 cm.
Yvonne, 1896
oil on canvas
May 13, 2021
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54.6 x 87.6 cm
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May 13, 2021
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$988,000
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed and dated W-BOVGVEREAV-1896 (upper left) oil on canvas canvas: 34 ½ by 21 ½ in.; 87.6 by 54.6 cm. framed: 41 ¼ by 31½ in.; 104.7 by 80 cm.
Le travail interrompu (réduction)
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oil on canvas
60.9 x 100.3 cm
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$352,800
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May 13, 2021
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed W-BOVGVEREAV (center left) oil on canvas canvas: 39 ½ by 24 in.; 100.3 by 60.9 cm. framed: 47 ¼ by 31 ½ in.; 120 by 80 cm.
Le travail interrompu (réduction)
oil on canvas
May 13, 2021
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60.9 x 100.3 cm
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$352,800
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Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields signed W-BOVGVEREAV (center left) oil on canvas canvas: 39 ½ by 24 in.; 100.3 by 60.9 cm. framed: 47 ¼ by 31 ½ in.; 120 by 80 cm.
La sérieuse, 1905
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oil on canvas
65.4 x 95.8 cm
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Property from a Private Midwest Collection signed and dated 'W - BOVGVEREAV - 1905 (lower right) oil on canvas canvas: 37 ¾ by 25¾ in.; 95.8 by 65.4 cm. framed: 50¼ by 38½ in.; 127.7 by 98 cm.
La sérieuse, 1905
oil on canvas
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65.4 x 95.8 cm
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Property from a Private Midwest Collection signed and dated 'W - BOVGVEREAV - 1905 (lower right) oil on canvas canvas: 37 ¾ by 25¾ in.; 95.8 by 65.4 cm. framed: 50¼ by 38½ in.; 127.7 by 98 cm.
Au bord du ruisseau, 1879
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oil on canvas
91.4 x 120.7 cm
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Jan 28, 2021
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Property of a European Lady signed and dated lower left: W-BOUGUEREAU-1879  oil on canvas 47 ½ by 36 in; 120.7 by 91.4 cm.
Au bord du ruisseau, 1879
oil on canvas
Jan 28, 2021
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91.4 x 120.7 cm
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Property of a European Lady signed and dated lower left: W-BOUGUEREAU-1879  oil on canvas 47 ½ by 36 in; 120.7 by 91.4 cm.
Two Sketches for the Chapel of Saint Louis at Sainte-Clotilde Decorations: Prudence, Justice and Temperance; Saint Louis Dispensing Justice; Saint Louis Made Prisoner at Mansourah and Faith, Hope and Charity; Saint Louis Caring for the Sick; Saint Louis' Last Communion
Sold on Jan 22, 2021
$63,000
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both: oil, gouache, gold paint and black chalk on canvas
32.3 x 87.0 cm
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$63,000
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Jan 22, 2021
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Property from a European Noble Family both: signed and inscribed lower center: W. Bouguereau 3, rue Carnot both: oil, gouache, gold paint and black chalk on canvas. both: canvas overall: 34 1/4 by 12 3/4 in.; 87 by 32.3 cm. both: framed: 36 ½ by 15 1/8 in.; 92.7 by 38.4 cm.
Two Sketches for the Chapel of Saint Louis at Sainte-Clotilde Decorations: Prudence, Justice and Temperance; Saint Louis Dispensing Justice; Saint Louis Made Prisoner at Mansourah and Faith, Hope and Charity; Saint Louis Caring for the Sick; Saint Louis' Last Communion
both: oil, gouache, gold paint and black chalk on canvas
Jan 22, 2021
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$63,000
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32.3 x 87.0 cm
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Jan 22, 2021
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$63,000
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Property from a European Noble Family both: signed and inscribed lower center: W. Bouguereau 3, rue Carnot both: oil, gouache, gold paint and black chalk on canvas. both: canvas overall: 34 1/4 by 12 3/4 in.; 87 by 32.3 cm. both: framed: 36 ½ by 15 1/8 in.; 92.7 by 38.4 cm.
Self-Portrait
Sold on Jan 22, 2021
$252,000
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oil on canvas
32.0 x 40.5 cm
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$252,000
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Jan 22, 2021
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Property from a European Noble Family signed and inscribed lower left: W Bouguereau / à J. M. Croizet oil on canvas canvas: 16 by 12 5/8 in.; 40.5 by 32 cm. framed: 28 by 24 3/8 in.; 71.1 by 61.7 cm.
Self-Portrait
oil on canvas
Jan 22, 2021
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$252,000
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32.0 x 40.5 cm
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Jan 22, 2021
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$252,000
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Property from a European Noble Family signed and inscribed lower left: W Bouguereau / à J. M. Croizet oil on canvas canvas: 16 by 12 5/8 in.; 40.5 by 32 cm. framed: 28 by 24 3/8 in.; 71.1 by 61.7 cm.
Study of the Dog of Homѐre et son guide
Sold on Jan 22, 2021
$35,280
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oil on canvas
50.5 x 70.5 cm
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$35,280
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Jan 22, 2021
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Property from a European Noble Family inscribed upper left: hauteur du garot 627 oil on canvas canvas: 27 3/4 by 19 7/8 in.; 70.5 by 50.5 cm. framed: 32 by 24 in.; 81.2 by 60.9 cm
Study of the Dog of Homѐre et son guide
oil on canvas
Jan 22, 2021
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$35,280
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50.5 x 70.5 cm
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Jan 22, 2021
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$35,280
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Property from a European Noble Family inscribed upper left: hauteur du garot 627 oil on canvas canvas: 27 3/4 by 19 7/8 in.; 70.5 by 50.5 cm. framed: 32 by 24 in.; 81.2 by 60.9 cm
A Young Woman with a Fan
Sold on Jan 22, 2021
$60,480
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oil on canvas
54.0 x 65.0 cm
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$60,480
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Jan 22, 2021
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Property from a European Noble Family oil on canvas canvas: 25 1/2 by 21 1/4 in.; 65 by 54 cm. framed: 32 ½ by 28 ½ in.; 82.5 by 72.3 cm.
A Young Woman with a Fan
oil on canvas
Jan 22, 2021
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$60,480
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54.0 x 65.0 cm
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Jan 22, 2021
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$60,480
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Property from a European Noble Family oil on canvas canvas: 25 1/2 by 21 1/4 in.; 65 by 54 cm. framed: 32 ½ by 28 ½ in.; 82.5 by 72.3 cm.