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William Bouguereau

Les enfants endormis (réduction)

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields

William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau

Les enfants endormis (réduction)

Les enfants endormis (réduction)

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Property Collected by Mrs. Lois L. Fields

William Bouguereau

French

1825 - 1905

Les enfants endormis (réduction)


signed and dated W BOVGVEREAV1868 (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 18 ⅛ by 21 ¾ in.; 46 by 55.2 cm

framed: 27 ½ by 34 ½ in.; 69.8 by 87.6 cm.

The canvas is lined with a non-wax adhesive. The paint layer may be slightly dirty, but it looks well nonetheless. Under UV light: There are a few tiny dots of retouching in the lower left in the back of the child and in the pillow. There are a few visible cracks in the darker colors,


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Goupil & Cie, Paris, no. 3273 (acquired directly from the artist, February 1868)
Knoedler & Co., New York (acquired from the above, November 1868)
August Belmont, New York
The Hon. Perry Belmont, Washington D.C. and Newport (by descent from the above and sold, American Art Association, October 21-22, 1932, lot 329, illustrated)  
H.E. Russel
Dr. Eugene A. Nobel, New York
Private Collection
Sale: Sotheby’s, New York, February 20, 1992, lot 62, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Franqueville, William Bouguereau, n.d., p. 370
Edward Strahan, ed., The Art Treasures of America, Philadelphia, [1879-1882], facsimile edition, 1977, vol. I, pp. 116, 118
Charles Vendryès, Dictionnaire illustré des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1885, p. 36
Marius Vachon, W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1900, p. 149
Mark Steven Walker, "William Bouguereau: A Summary Catalogue of the Paintings," William Adolphe Bouguereau, L’Art Pompier, exh. cat., Borghi & Co., New York, 1991, p. 67
Damien Bartoli and Frederick C. Ross, William Bouguereau, Catalogue Raisonné of his Painted Work, New York, 2010, p. 103, no. 1868/03, illustrated; and in the revised 2014 edition, p. 103, no. 1868/03B, illustrated