Lot 422
  • 422

WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU | Fillette et enfant

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • After William Bouguereau
  • Fillette et enfant 
  • signed Wm Bouguereau (lower right) 
  • pencil on paper 
  • 13 3/8 by 10 3/4 in.
  • 34 by 27.3 cm

Provenance

Sale: Salle Rossini, Paris, November 14, 2013, lot 38, illustrated 
Acquired at the above sale 

Catalogue Note

This drawing is a rarity in William Bouguereau’s oeuvre, as it appears to be independent and unrelated to any of the artist's known paintings. Just as with his oils, Bouguereau's academic technique highlights the faces and hands of the two young siblings and is enhanced by the differentiation between their smooth skin and the thick cotton of their chemises.
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