The Shepherdess By William Adolphe Bouguereau
1825-1905 | French
Signed ‘W-Bouguereau-1895’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas
This exquisite portrait is the work of French academic great William Bouguereau. The beautifully finished composition portrays a young shepherdess with a coy smile. Deeply influenced by the classical tradition, Bouguereau is renowned for his portraits. This painting is included in the catalogue raisonné of the works of Bouguereau by Damien Bartoli.