La Vierge aux Anges [The Virgin with Angels], 1881
Oil on canvas, 84.02 x 60 inches [213.4 x 152.4 cm]
Museum at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale
The reduction of The Virgin with Angels , also known as The Song of the Angels recently sold for $1,588,000 on April 20 at Sotheby's, New York. While works by Bouguereau have gone for as high as $2,600,000 and $3,500,000 in recent years, they were all full, life-sized, major paintings. This was but a reduction of a major work, and has therefore set a world record for a Bouguereau reduction.