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Adolphe William Bouguereau: Pietà, 1876
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Adolphe William Bouguereau

[French Academic Painter, 1825-1905]

• Relationships: Husband of Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau.
Studied under François-Edouard Picot.
Bouguereau's many students included Cecilia Beaux, Frank Bicknell, Eanger Irving Couse, Louis Dessar, Elizabeth Bouguereau, Gaines Donoho, Eurilda France, Ellen Day Hale, Anna Klumpke, Lawton Parker, Edward Redfield, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Paul Chabas, Mary MacMonnies and Thomas Anshutz.
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I accept and respect all schools of painting which have as their basis the sincere study of nature, the search for the true and the beautiful. As for the mystics, the impressionists, the pointillists, etc., I don't see the way they see. That is my only reason for not liking them.
- Bouguereau


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Original works by Adolphe William Bouguereau available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
Charity, 1865

Notable SiteAdolphe William Bouguereau at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Tobias Saying Good-Bye to his Father, 1860

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros, 1880

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
The Elder Sister, 1869

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
Jeune Bergère (Young Shepherdess)

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Virgin and Child, 1888

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  
Madonna with the Christ Child and Saint John the Baptist

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  
Prayer to the Virgin Mary

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Nymphs and Satyr, 1873

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts - Provenance Research Project
Seated Nude, 1884

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
Return from the Harvest, 1878

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Dahesh Museum, New York City (Zoomable)
2 works online

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
The Song Of The Nightingale

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
The Song of the Nightingale, 1895

Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Childhood Idyll

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, California
Song of the Angels, 1881

Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Information about the 2007 exhibition In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau & His American Students

Frye Art Museum, Seattle
3 artworks online (works are shown alphabetically by artist; scroll down to line 3)

Haggin Museum, California
The Nymphaeum, 1878

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The Goose Girl

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Return of Spring, 1886
The Knitting Girl, 1869

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, Oklahoma

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Washerwomen of Fouesnant
Young Priestess

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Homer and His Guide

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
2 works online

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France (in French)  

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma
The Shepherdess

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Evening Prayer

San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Admiration, 1875

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!
The Young Shepherdess, 1885

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont
Going to the Bath

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont
Raspberry Girl

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Girl Holding Lemons, 1899

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Tyne & Wear Museums Database, England
The Penitent, 1876

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  
2 works online

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  
Baadster (Bather)

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
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Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteAdolphe William Bouguereau at The Art Renewal Center
Long article on the artist

Notable SiteAdolphe William Bouguereau at The Athenaeum  
59 works online by Bouguereau

Notable SiteAdolphe William Bouguereau in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteAdolphe William Bouguereau in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Adolphe William Bouguereau at ArtMagick

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  

Adolphe William Bouguereau at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros

Humanities Web  

PBase Photo Sharing
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RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Adolphe William Bouguereau  
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Arcadian Galleries
Biography of the artist

Aristos - An Online Review of the Arts
"Bouguereau's Legacy", an article from 1982 in .PDF format

The Art Renewal Center
"William Bouguereau: Genius Reclaimed"

The Art Renewal Center
"Bouguereau at Work"

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