William Adolphe Bouguereau

1825-1905 France-Realism

 

Brief Biography-William Adolphe Bouguereau was from La Rochelle, France. He began drawing at a very young age. His received his first official tuition as a college student from a past pupil of Jean-Auguste Ingres.
Whist in Bordeaux dealing with the family olive oil business he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux. He went on to Paris where he studied in the workshop of Francois-Edouard Picot and subsequently entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1850, he was awarded first prize in the Prix de Rome competition which propelled him to Rome to study for four years.
During his time back in Paris he tutored at the Academie Julian, and eventually married one of his students Elizabeth Gardner from New Hampshire. He led a highly successful life as an artist and in 1896 he became a Grand Officer in the Legion of Honour.

 

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The Hay Maker

THe Haymaker

Brought to Heaven

Soul Brought to Heaven

Knitting Woman

Knitting Woman

Evening Mood

Evening Mood

Abduction

Abduction of Psyche

Girl

Girl

Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

After the Bath

After the Bath

Homer

Homer and his Guide

Drawing Water

Itialian Girl Drawing water

The Rest

The Rest

At The Fountain

At The Fountain

Les Oreades

Les Oreades

Orestes Pursued

Orestes Pursued by the Furies

Nymphs and Satyr

Nymphs and Satyr

Youth

Youth

Admiration

Maternal Admiration

Work Interupted

Work Interupted

The Secret

The Secret

L'Oiseau Cheri

L'Oiseau Cheri

Rest at Harvest

Rest at Harvest

Song of the Angels

Song of the Angels

The Elde

The Elde

Young Brother

Young Brother

Youth of Bacchus

The Youth of Bacchus

Madone Assise

Madone Assise

The Nymphaeum

The Nymphaeum

Young

Young

Bathers

Bathers

Contemplatring

Woman Contemplatring her Son

Leonie

Leonie Bouguereau

Dream of Spring

Dream of Spring

Shepherdess

Little Shepherdess

At the Brook

At the Edge of the Brook

Saying Good -Bye

Tobias Saying Good-Bye to his Father

Contemplating

Young Woman Contemplating Two Embracing Children

The Thank Offering

The Thank Offering

Elegy

Elegy

The Snack

The Snack

Fraternal Love

Fraternal Love

Linnocence

Linnocence

Lost Pleiad

Lost Pleiad

Spring Breeze

Spring Breeze

Spring

Spring

Return

Return from the Harvest

The Bohemian

The Bohemian

Seated Woman

Seated Woman

Songs of spring

Songs of spring

Prayer

Prayer

The Awakening

The Awakening of the Heart

The Bather

The Bather

The Flagellation

The Flagellation of Jesus Christ

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

The Madonna

The Madonna of the Roses

Prayer

Prayer at Sainte Anne d Auray

The Spinner

The Spinner

Consolation

The Virgin of Consolation

Washerwomen

Washerwomen of Fouesnant

Mother Gazing

Young Mother Gazing At Her Child

to the Spring

Girl Going to the Spring

The War

The War

Pifferaro

Pifferaro

Thirst

Thirst

Whisperings

Whisperings of Love

Elizabeth Gardner

Mademoiselle Elizabeth Gardner

Countess

Countess de Montholon

Head of Girl

Head of a Girl

Indigent Family

Indigent Family (Charity)