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William Adolphe Bouguereau

 (1825 - 1905)
William Adolphe Bouguereau was active/lived in France, Italy.  William Bouguereau is known for figural, realist style genre and mythology painting, teaching.

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Artist Bulletins for William Adolphe Bouguereau

41 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Bouguereau's "Fisher Girl"
Joe (10/21/2010)
There seem to be lots of questions on theis board, but not many answers. I did some of my own research on this painting and found reference to it in Appleton's Journal, in an exhibition catalog in 1873 and in pennsylvania and years later it appeared in an exhibition catalog in Boston. The Getty and Smithsonian institutes are good places to do some research on your Bouguereau treasures.

woman with cherub painting
Dominick (10/25/2009)
I have a signed painting with initials ECB dated 1880. I would like to know who the artist is. Would it be a relative of Adolphe W. Bouguereau? On the back of the frame it says Venable artistic framing in Washington, D.C.

Also info on Bouguereau
Sarah (05/10/2009)
Also, if you're interested, I'm adding this as an afterthought; also from the news clipping: "Bouguereau was born in 1825 and died in 1905, almost with a brush in his hand, after a long, full life marked by brilliant artistic achievement. His beginnings were humble, the son of a small merchant, yet through great talent and hard work he became one of the most widely known and revered artists in the world. In 1854, in Paris, he exhibited his first important work-and a successful career was begun. Honor after honor was heaped upon him. His paintings are now seen in the great art galleries and cathedrals of the world. His religious paintings and portraits won wide acclaim, yet he seemed happiest when painting the charming Brittany peasant folk, little country lasses, young shepherds, and fishermaidens."

Some helpful info on "Child With Cherries"
Sarah (05/10/2009)
Like a lot if you I also have a print of the 1896 Girl With Cherries, or officially "Child With Cherries". My grandmother gave it to her mother and when they both died, it was passed along to me. I have a newspaper article taped to the back. It reads: "This beautiful painting is acclaimed by art lovers as one of the greatest ever to come from the brush of this world famous artist. On the face of this Brittany maid, Bouguereau has caught the sweet, confiding faith and innocence of little children in all lands and times. Notice how her appealing, dark eyes follow your own no matter from what angle you look at the picture. Notice the smile that trembles on her rose-leaf lips; the easy, natural grace with which she leans against the quaint woven seat of the chair beside her. Perhaps those two bright cherries by her fingertips won her shy consent to pose for this portrait!" I have no idea of the monetary value. Hope it helps anyway... -Sarah

The Little Sheperdess 1891
Michael Murphy (04/15/2009)
The picture is signed in the latain way 1891,I thought Prints were made up of small dots,this Painting looks like it is Painted on Cotton as it has line going up and down the Painting,Any help woud be Great

girl taking off sock
Niv (03/08/2009)
I have that picture. When I found it it was titled Marguerite. I remember because that is a family name and a lot of the women in my family look like that and are named Margaret. I'm having a hard time finding anything either.

W Bouguereau-girl leaning on stool 1896
Debbie Smith (01/15/2009)
I have never used a discussion board before. Where do you see the reply? It looks like all these posted here are questions. I am wondering if the print my mom had by W-BOVCVEREAV-1896 of a young girl leaning on a wicker stool has any value. Thank you for any help any one can give me! Debbie

girl with cherries
Karen Coffman (11/15/2008)
I recently acquired a print of the girl with cherries at an aution. She reminds me of a little girl in our church. Does the print have any value. It has W Bouguerauv 1896 in the corner and is very fragile.

W-Bovgvereav 1877
michael (11/03/2008)
I have a Bovegvereav print, dated 1877 in the LH corner, depicting the virgin seated on a stone throne dressed in a dark robe. There is a young woman draped across her lap and an infant laying on their back on a step. On the step, partially written is "MATER AFFELI" with the remaining letters covered with the dark robe. The background is very detailed with two marble columns. Not sure if it would relate to the death of his wife and child in 1877. Can I get any info on this picture, my grandmother owned it for many years. Thank you.

girl sitting on a blue blanket on a cement block?
Lisa (10/24/2008)
My Oma had it hangung up in her house when I was growing up. It is old and has a W-Bovgvereav-1886 in the left lower corner. It is in its original frame. Any info would be great. Thank you

La tentation
Debbie (09/09/2008)
I purchased a print at a charity auction, which in turn had been purchased by an auction group in Edgewood, WA. The framed, double matted print was donated to a fundraiser by Lasting Impressions. Does the print have any value and/or a story behind it? Please advise!

The Elder Sister? (07/06/2008)
Maybe this is old news or maybe the internet has caused much confusion. I am noticing that there are about 3 paintings by WAB that are titled "The Elder Sister". I fist fell in love with the painting when I first say it on display at MFAH. But then in many internet search I see that there are a few with the same title. Anyone know any information about this?

Child with Cerries
Dan (06/29/2008)
What is the value of the "Child with Cerries" print?I also have this print, but it appears a lot of people do. What is it's history? W-Bougereau-1896

Bougereau Print
Jeni (06/18/2008)
What is the value of the "Child with Cerries" print?

w bouguereau lithograph
karen (06/13/2008)
Hi, I purchase a Bouguereau litho today at a yard sale titled Fishermans daughter it is quite large in good condition in original frame. Does anyone know what value this would have. thanks

Girl Holding Book
Loveda (06/02/2008)
Girl with book/ Blonde with white gown falling off her left shoulder. This is 18 X 22in. and dated 1877. Does anyone know anything about this print? I have had her for several year and just adore her expression. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Loveda Largo, Fl.

Girl with Lamb "innocence"
janice (05/22/2008)
Would like to know the era and value of such print, I have two a boy and girl. The boy is called "fidelity" someone please help me, my mother went to have the boy reframed not realizing that the store was not qualified and damaged the print by tearing it in several places.

Antique Bouguereau print 1871
Allison (05/20/2008)
I have a Bouguereau print dated 1871 of a girl on a stool holding a small boy. My great grandmother had it in her home and it has been passed to me. What is the value of this print? I have had it nicely reframed with museum glass.

roger (05/15/2008)
Girl with hands on chair. My mother had saved it. Must have been popular at one time given emails. What is value now of exzcellent print?

Girl with Hands on Stoll w/2 cherries
Dick Mattson (04/12/2008)
After reading all these comments sent in, we have that same picture, but without a name, my wife saved this picture that her mother had kept only because it remineded her of her sister that passed away very young and that same age, just wanted to know the history of that picture. Thank you very much for your time. Dick

Kim (04/09/2008)
Well I dont really think it is a painting cause there is not to much color...but the colors that are there are blunt..old..but blunt. It seems to be on paper..old paper..yes the date is on the left with his name...W.Bovgvereau 1896. I am not sure I spelled the name write cause it is hard to tell if his v is a u? Anyway the paper is old the colors are like an old tatoo! Same colors....that old greenish blue and the red cherries ..well they are more of orange red the ribbon in the little girls hair is light blue and her eyes are that greenish blue color. When I look at this picture it reminds me of someone who has a tatoo way back when...when they did not have a whole lot of color. BUT this picture has the color where needed! Is it haunting, innocent, curious,fun...not sure?

research on w. bouguereau
jim miller (04/05/2008)
I have a print that I got at a church rummage sale today for 2.00. It's called "between love and riches". Print dated 1869and beneath on the mat says copywright 1881 by george barrie. The subject is a women sitting and an old man to the left and a young man to the right obviously trying to win her love. Any way to find some research about this work or artist?

Girl with Cherries
Ginny Flowers (03/22/2008)
I also have this print, but it appears a lot of people do. What is it's history? W-Bougereau-1896

bouguereau painting
Fritz (02/25/2008)
My family has a painting called the story book, by Bouguereau. What I was wanting to know, is how many copies if this particular paintings did Bouguereau actually make.

1896 Girl with Cherries
karen (09/08/2007)
This protrait has been in my family since 1898. My mother grew up with and I also grew up with at 56 yrs of age and now my children have grown up with.?? From research he only has 1 painting in that year 1896 called the "calling". It looks like an older version in which we believe is the same child as the girl with cherries painting. Is this his daughter??

Chansons de printemps by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Clement (07/17/2007)
I have a late 1800's oil painting on canvas 16" x 23" identical to this same subject matter except the woman is dressed in an all white gown. The canvas is stamped on the back with C.W.Keenan, Brooklyn, NY. and is in its original gold frame. No signature. Could anyone tell me about the origin of this picture? Did Bouguereau make variations of this painting?

answering a question
Tiffany (03/27/2007)
Robin, he used the latin alphabet to spell his name in the later works and that's why he's spelled it with a V versus a U. :)

Girl With Cherries
kris (02/10/2007)
I have a print of this artwork, actually name "Yvonne". My print appears to be quite old, and on the back is a description of the art and artist. It says that it was "reproduced for the first time by permission of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts". Any information on this out there? Thanks.

Robin (01/20/2007)
I have a few prints by Bouguereau ,and I have noticed that instead of using a u he uses a v Bovgvereav.i was wondering why it is spelled using the u. Any help would be helpful thanks. Robin

W. Bouguereau/Girl with cherries
Joanne (01/14/2007)
It appears from the other postings that my "find" of a Bouguereau (1896) print of a girl with cherries is not unique. However, I am interested in finding out as much about it as possible.

W Bouguereau/ Cherries
Kathy (11/27/2006)
While dusting this weekend I cleaned our print of the girl with the cherries. It hung on mothers living room wall as long as I can remember, and I am old enough for an AARP card. Next went to clean a print hanging above my fireplace given to me by my husband and children in the nineties. It is of a young girl seated upon a step contemplating a book she has been reading. Much to my surprise, I discovered it was by the same artist. Obviously I'm not too observant. I just knew I liked the picture. I would love any information on finding a catalogue of his art.

Cupidon/ Evening Moon
janice (11/08/2006)
I have paintings of both of these.The Evening Moon has the date of 1889. Would like any information on either. Love his work

Fillette aux cerises
Audrey (10/03/2006)
I have this painting in my possession...I would like to have information regarding same

Rest at Harvest 1865
Michaela (10/02/2006)
Just wondering if anyone has any infomation about this painting. I have some basic info, but I need in depth info. I would greatly appreciate anything. Thanks

girl with cherries 1896 print
gail dailey (09/25/2006)
Ilove the print Ifound it in my grandmothers trunk Is it bouguereaus daughter? I would love any information on this print and where is the original oil painting?

print of girl in yellow dress with mirror
Pat (09/01/2006)
I acquired this print 13 years ago and was told by the woman who owned it that someone had sent it to her from Argentina. It pictures a young girl in a yellow dress in what looks like a bathroom with a mirror and chair. In the upper left hand corner are the words W. Bovgvereav and the date 1896. Does anyone know anything about it?

"Yvonne" print
Sandy (06/21/2006)
I recently purchased this print. On the bottom is Louis F. Dow Co., St. Paul. Does anyone know how old this print is? Is this the same as the girl with cherries? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

christina (06/16/2006)

The Motherland
faith (05/23/2006)
Does anyone know what museum owns Bouguereau's The Motherland?

1900-Young girl sitting taking off her socks
Malissea Brunet (05/17/2006)
Hi there, I own a picture that was given to me by my mother in-law i believe it is a print, not original, but is a painting by Bovgvereav dated 1900, and it is a young girl sitting on a log taking off her shoes and socks...I have looked at alot of sights of his paintings and have not yet found this one. If anyone can help me out and send me some info on the picture or as to were i might find some info on the picture, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks and have a great day.

sherri (03/16/2006)
I also am looking for any info on the girl with the cherries. Please email me with any info at all. thanks.

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