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William Bouguereau

La sérieuse

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

Property from a Private Midwest Collection

William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau

La sérieuse

La sérieuse

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

Property from a Private Midwest Collection

William Bouguereau

French

1825 - 1905

La sérieuse


signed and dated 'W - BOVGVEREAV - 1905 (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 37 ¾ by 25¾ in.; 95.8 by 65.4 cm.

framed: 50¼ by 38½ in.; 127.7 by 98 cm.

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Conservation, Inc.


This work is in beautiful condition. The canvas has an old glue lining. The cracking is very slightly

raised in the upper left, but the paint layer is stable. The painting is clean and varnished. Under

ultraviolet light, retouches can be seen on the bridge of the woman’s nose and in one spot in the eye on the left. A few cracks in the base of the spindle have been retouched. The work should be hung in its

current state.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Sale, DuMouchelles, Detroit 
Acquired from the above by the grandfather of the present owner (March 3, 1942)
Thence by descent