Adolphe William Bouguereau
Bouguereau made more than seven hundred finished works. French painter. From 1838 to 1841 he took drawing lessons from Louis Sage, a pupil of Ingres, while attending the coll?ge at Pons. In 1841 the family moved to Bordeaux where in 1842 his father allowed him to attend the Ecole Municipale de Dessin et de Peinture part-time, under Jean-Paul Alaux. In 1844 he won the first prize for figure painting, which confirmed his desire to become a painter. As there were insufficient family funds to send him straight to Paris he painted portraits of the local gentry from 1845 to 1846 to earn money. In 1846 he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the studio of Francois-Edouard Picot. This was the beginning of the standard academic training of which he became so ardent a defender later in life. Such early works as Equality reveal the technical proficiency he had attained even while still training. In 1850 he was awarded one of the two Premier Grand Prix de Rome for Zenobia Discovered by Shepherds on the Bank of the River Araxes (1850; Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.). In December 1850 he left for Rome where he remained at the Villa Medici until 1854, working under Victor Schnetz and Jean Alaux (1786-1864). During this period he made an extensive study of Giotto's work at Assisi and Padua and was also impressed by the works of other Renaissance masters and by Classical art. On his return to France he exhibited the Triumph of the Martyr (1853; Luneville, Mus. Luneville; ) at the Salon of 1854. It depicted St Cecilia's body being carried to the catacombs, and its high finish, restrained colour and classical poses were to be constant features of his painting thereafter. All his works were executed in several stages involving an initial oil sketch followed by numerous pencil drawings taken from life. Though he generally restricted himself to classical, religious and genre subjects, he was commissioned by the state to paint Napoleon III Visiting the Flood Victims of Tarascon in 1856

 

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Adolphe William Bouguereau The Birth of Venus oil painting   

Painting ID::  10809
Adolphe William Bouguereau
The Birth of Venus
9' 10" x 7' 1 3/4" (300 x 218 cm), Salon of 1879.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau The Dance oil painting   

Painting ID::  10903
Adolphe William Bouguereau
The Dance
1856, Salon of 1857, Part of Decorative ensemble for Anatole Bartholoni's private residence, 12' x 6' 1" (367 x 185 cm). Gift of Captain Peter Moore, 1981.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Zenobia.found by shepherds on the Banks of the Araxes  (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24316
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Zenobia.found by shepherds on the Banks of the Araxes (mk26)
1850 Oil on canvas 147x113cm Ecole des Beaux-Arts,Paris

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau La danse (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24317
Adolphe William Bouguereau
La danse (mk26)
Oil on canvas 367x180cm Msee d'Orsay,Paris, Photograph courtesy Lauros-Giaudon

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Arion on a Seahorse (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24318
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Arion on a Seahorse (mk26)
Oil on canvas 71x112cm

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Bacchante on a Panther (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24319
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Bacchante on a Panther (mk26)
Oil on canvas 71x112cm

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau L'amour (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24320
Adolphe William Bouguereau
L'amour (mk26)
Oil on canvas 269.2x149.9cm U.S.Embassy,Paris

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau La fortune (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24321
Adolphe William Bouguereau
La fortune (mk26)
Oil on canvas 269.2x149.9cm U.S.Embassy Paris

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau L'amitie (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24322
Adolphe William Bouguereau
L'amitie (mk26)
Oil on canvas 269.2x149.9cm U.S.Embassy,Paris

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Spring (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24323
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Spring (mk26)
Oil on canvas 49.7x151.8cm

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Saint Louis Renderingjustice (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24324
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Saint Louis Renderingjustice (mk26)
Mural, 167x292cm

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Saint louis Caring for the Plague Victims (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24325
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Saint louis Caring for the Plague Victims (mk26)
Mural, 167x292cm Chapel of Saint Louis,in the church of Sainte-Clotilde. Photograph courtesy SOAE.Ville de Paris

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Idyll:Family from Antiquity (nn04) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24326
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Idyll:Family from Antiquity (nn04)
Oil on canvas 59.7x48.3cm Gift of Charles E.Gross in memory of his brother W.H.Gross,

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Indiget Family (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24327
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Indiget Family (mk26)
Oil on canvas, Biringham Museums and Art Gallery

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Pieta (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24328
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Pieta (mk26)

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Vierge consolatrice (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24329
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Vierge consolatrice (mk26)
Les Musees de la Ville de Strasbourg

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau A Soul Brought to Heaven (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24330
Adolphe William Bouguereau
A Soul Brought to Heaven (mk26)
Oil on canvas 180x275cm Musee du Perigord

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Homer and His Guide (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24331
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Homer and His Guide (mk26)
Oil on canvas 208.9x142.9

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Young Priestess (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24332
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Young Priestess (mk26)
Oil on canvas 181x81cm Memorial Art Gallery of thte University of Rochester. Gift of Paul T.White in memory of Josephine Kryl White 73.1

   
   
     

 

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Seated Nude (mk26) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24333
Adolphe William Bouguereau
Seated Nude (mk26)
Oil on canvas 116.5x89.8cm

   
   
     

 

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Adolphe William Bouguereau
Bouguereau made more than seven hundred finished works. French painter. From 1838 to 1841 he took drawing lessons from Louis Sage, a pupil of Ingres, while attending the coll?ge at Pons. In 1841 the family moved to Bordeaux where in 1842 his father allowed him to attend the Ecole Municipale de Dessin et de Peinture part-time, under Jean-Paul Alaux. In 1844 he won the first prize for figure painting, which confirmed his desire to become a painter. As there were insufficient family funds to send him straight to Paris he painted portraits of the local gentry from 1845 to 1846 to earn money. In 1846 he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the studio of Francois-Edouard Picot. This was the beginning of the standard academic training of which he became so ardent a defender later in life. Such early works as Equality reveal the technical proficiency he had attained even while still training. In 1850 he was awarded one of the two Premier Grand Prix de Rome for Zenobia Discovered by Shepherds on the Bank of the River Araxes (1850; Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.). In December 1850 he left for Rome where he remained at the Villa Medici until 1854, working under Victor Schnetz and Jean Alaux (1786-1864). During this period he made an extensive study of Giotto's work at Assisi and Padua and was also impressed by the works of other Renaissance masters and by Classical art. On his return to France he exhibited the Triumph of the Martyr (1853; Luneville, Mus. Luneville; ) at the Salon of 1854. It depicted St Cecilia's body being carried to the catacombs, and its high finish, restrained colour and classical poses were to be constant features of his painting thereafter. All his works were executed in several stages involving an initial oil sketch followed by numerous pencil drawings taken from life. Though he generally restricted himself to classical, religious and genre subjects, he was commissioned by the state to paint Napoleon III Visiting the Flood Victims of Tarascon in 1856