Lot 442
  • 442

WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU | Le voeu (réduction)

70,000 - 100,000 USD
87,500 USD
bidding is closed


  • After William Bouguereau
  • Le voeu (réduction) 
  • oil on canvas 


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.

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.