Property from a private collection, United States

William Bouguereau

La petite écolière (The Little Schoolgirl)

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January 26, 07:56 PM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a private collection, United States

William-Adolphe Bouguereau


1825 - 1905

La petite écolière (The Little Schoolgirl)

signed and dated W.Bouguereau 1879 (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 41 by 30 ⅛ in.; 104 by 76.7 cm

framed: 47 ½ by 36 ¾ in.; 120.6 by 93.3 cm

Sold by the artist to Goupil, 20 November 1879 (stockbook no. 13951)
Sold by Goupil to Knoedler, New York, 7 January 1880
The collection of Horatio Victor Newcomb (1844-1911), New York
His sale: American Art Galleries, Mendelssohn Hall, 13 March 1903 (sold for 1,300 USD)
Acquired by Holland Art Gallery at the above sale
Hammer Gallery, New York, 1960s
Private collection 
Bouguereau's accounts as La petite écolière.
Goupil sale register, no. 13951.
Charles Vendryes, Dictionnaire illustré des Beaux-Arts: Bouguereau, Paris, 1885, p. 59 (listed as La petite écolière).
Marius Vachon, W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1900, p. 154.
Mark Steven Walker, "William-Adolphe Bouguereau, A Summary Catalogue of the Paintings"William-Adolphe Bouguereau, L'Art Pompier, exh. cat., Borghi & Co., New York, 1991, p. 71.
Damien Bartoli and Frederick C. Ross, William BouguereauCatalogue Raisonné of his Painted Work, New York, 2010, p. 196, illustrated, no. 1879/21.