The Shepherdess By William Adolphe Bouguereau

Framed:
W 43 1/4 in x H 57 1/8 in
Unframed:
W 28 in x H 42 7/8 in
Period:
1816-1918
Origin:
France
Subject:
Portrait
Width:
43 1/4 inches
Heigh:
57 1/8 inches

$2,750,000

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William Adolphe Bouguereau
1825-1905 | French

The Shepherdess
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.