Lot 27
  • 27

William Bouguereau

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  • Il s'enfuit à tire d'ailes
  • signed Wm Bouguereau and dated 1855 (lower right)
  • pencil on paper
  • 17 1/4 by 14 1/4 in.
  • 43.8 by 36.2 cm

Provenance

Sale: Christie's, New York, October 29, 1986, lot 269, illustrated
Sale: Christie's, New York, May 25, 1994, lot 13, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale

Exhibited

New York, Shepherd Gallery, Ingres and Delacroix through Degas and Puvis de Chavannes: The Figure in French Art, 1800-1870, May-June 1975, no. 117

Literature

Ludovic Baschet, ed., Artistes Modernes: Catalogue Illustré des oeuvres de W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1885, p. 8 (as L'histoire d'amour)

Catalogue Note

The present work is a preparatory drawing for Bouguereau's painted panel completed in 1854 for the ceiling decoration of Jean-François Bartholoni's Hôtel de Custine, rue La Rochefoucauld, Paris (see: Damien Bartoli with Frederick Ross, William  Bouguereau, Catalogue Raisonné of his Painted Work, New York, 2010, p. 37, no. 1854/13G, the engraving illustrated).
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