Portrait of Adolphe-William Bouguereau

Adolphe-William Bouguereau Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 10

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 Bouguereau Paintings

The Dance, 1856 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Dance 1856

Oil Painting
$1677
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-172
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 367 x 180 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Arion an a Seahorse, 1854 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Arion an a Seahorse 1854

Oil Painting
$1549
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-173
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 71.3 x 111.8 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Bacchante on a Panther, 1855 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Bacchante on a Panther 1855

Oil Painting
$1640
Canvas Print
$56.96
SKU: BWA-174
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 71.4 x 111.3 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Annunciation, 1888 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Annunciation 1888

Oil Painting
$1621
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-175
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 92.7 x 50.8 cm
Private Collection

Fraternal Love, 1851 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Fraternal Love 1851

Oil Painting
$1712
Canvas Print
$48.23
SKU: BWA-176
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 147 x 113.7 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Idyll: Family from Antiquity, 1860 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Idyll: Family from Antiquity 1860

Oil Painting
$1437
SKU: BWA-177
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

Marguerite, 1868 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Marguerite 1868

Oil Painting
$1416
SKU: BWA-178
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: unknown
Museo de Arte, Ponce

The Secret, c.1876 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Secret c.1876

Oil Painting
$1810
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-179
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 130 x 85 cm
Historical Society, New York, USA

Le jour des morts (All Saints' Day), 1859 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Le jour des morts (All Saints' Day) 1859

Oil Painting
$1621
Canvas Print
$69.09
SKU: BWA-180
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 147 x 120 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France

The Thank Offering, 1867 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Thank Offering 1867

Oil Painting
$1696
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-181
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 147.2 x 107 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Charity (The Indigent Family), 1865 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Charity (The Indigent Family) 1865

Oil Painting
$1791
Canvas Print
$59.00
SKU: BWA-182
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 122 x 152.4 cm
Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

First Caresses, 1866 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

First Caresses 1866

Oil Painting
$1609
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-183
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 190 x 127.5 cm
National Trust, Lyndhurst, USA

Temptation, 1880 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Temptation 1880

Oil Painting
$1677
Canvas Print
$55.05
SKU: BWA-184
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 99 x 132 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

The Elder Sister, undated by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Elder Sister undated

Oil Painting
$1404
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-185
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 55.5 x 45.5 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Shepherdess, 1873 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Shepherdess 1873

Oil Painting
$1712
Canvas Print
$62.57
SKU: BWA-186
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 165.1 x 87.6 cm
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, USA

The Young Shepherdess, 1885 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Young Shepherdess 1885

Oil Painting
$1737
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-187
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 157.5 x 72.4 cm
San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA

Meditation, 1885 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Meditation 1885

Oil Painting
$1621
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-188
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 132.1 x 86.4 cm
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA

La tricoteuse (The Knitting Girl), 1869 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

La tricoteuse (The Knitting Girl) 1869

Oil Painting
$1609
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-189
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 144.7 x 99 cm
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA

Rest, 1879 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Rest 1879

Oil Painting
$1810
Canvas Print
$51.36
SKU: BWA-190
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 164.5 x 117.5 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Bohemian, 1890 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

The Bohemian 1890

Oil Painting
$1495
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-191
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 150 x 106.7 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Les petites mendicantes (The Little Beggar Girls), 1890 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Les petites mendicantes (The Little Beggar Girls) 1890

Oil Painting
$1712
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-192
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 161.6 x 93.4 cm
Syracuse University Art Collection, New York, USA

Little Marauders, 1872 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Little Marauders 1872

Oil Painting
$1737
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-193
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 200.5 x 109 cm
Private Collection

Return from the Harvest, 1878 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Return from the Harvest 1878

Oil Painting
$3004
Canvas Print
$47.80
SKU: BWA-194
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 241.3 x 170.2 cm
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, USA

Childhood Idyll, 1900 by Bouguereau | Painting Reproduction

Childhood Idyll 1900

Oil Painting
$1621
Canvas Print
$69.97
SKU: BWA-195
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Original Size: 102 x 130 cm
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado, USA

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