442
442

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NORTHEASTERN COLLECTION

William Bouguereau
FRENCH
LE VOEU (RÉDUCTION) 
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
442

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NORTHEASTERN COLLECTION

William Bouguereau
FRENCH
LE VOEU (RÉDUCTION) 
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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William Bouguereau
1825 - 1905
FRENCH
LE VOEU (RÉDUCTION) 

This lot will be included in the forthcoming third edition of the William Bouguereau catalogue raisonné currently in preparation by Damien Bartoli and Frederick C. Ross, with Kara Lysandra Ross, as no. 1867/06A.

Provenance

Michael Sharara, Michigan (purchased in France in 2004) 
Neal and Alice Caldwell, Knoxville, Tennessee (acquired from the above in 2004) 
Professor William Wright, Knoxville, Tennessee
Schiller and Bodo, New York (acquired in 2016) 
Private Collection, California (acquired in 2017) 

Catalogue Note

Demand for William Bouguereau’s paintings was constant and réductions were frequently commissioned of the artist’s studio by his savvy dealer, Goupil, hoping to satisfy collectors who wished to acquire the no-longer-available original, or to provide printmakers with a template from which to work. Bouguereau's studio, which included accomplished artists Pierre August Cot, Alfred Henri Bramtot, and Gustave Doyen, often participated in the painting of the reduced versions of his Salon works.

19th Century European Art

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New York