Bouguereau’s Larger-than-Life Magnum Opus

New York | 14 May

This spring, La Jeunesse de Bacchus (The Youth of Bacchus), the most important work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s celebrated career, will highlight our Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. Equally impressive in both scale and technical artistry, this monumental canvas is an astounding 20 feet long and 10 feet high. The work has hung in Bouguereau’s Paris studio since it was completed in 1884 — only leaving three times in its 135-year history. Offered now from the direct descendants of the artist, The Youth of Bacchus is as rare as it is spectacular. Sotheby’s sale presents the rare opportunity to own one of the greatest pictures painted in the 19th century. The work will be on view alongside Sotheby’s Asia Week exhibitions from 14 March – 24 March, and again beginning 3 May in Sotheby's newly expanded and reimagined New York galleries. (14 May | New York)

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