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Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
[French painter, 1825-1905]

Title: Paquerettes (Daisies)

Date: 1894
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 22 inches (91 x 56 cm)
Location: private collection

Image size: 603 x 1000 pixels, 125 Kbytes
Image source: Art Renewal Center
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Adolphe William Bouguereau: Paquerettes

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This is a really fine scan, but if you click on it you'll be taken to an even larger version of this beautiful painting that seems just ridiculously huge (1500 x 2500 pixels), compared to the undersized reproductions that are the usual online standard.

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