Bouguereau Paintings

Academic Classicism

Paintings Reproductions Bouguereau, William Pastourelle [Shepherdess], 1889
Bouguereau Paintings 1825 - 1905  France, Academic Classicism

Pastourelle [Shepherdess], 1889

Oil on canvas, 62.6 x 36.61 inches [159 x 93 cm]

Private collection

Figurative Art

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OIL PAINTING:  Pastourelle [Shepherdess], 1889

      Adolphe-William Bouguereau is in many ways the French equivalent of the British Victorian class of figurative painters - Lawrence Alma Tadema, Lord Leighton, JW Waterhouse - and had he lived in England rather than in the Impressionist laden France, he would be much better known today. Not that Bouguereau is unfamiliar to collectors and museums: in his time his portraits and luxurious paintings of shepherdesses and mythological creatures in a world of eternal beauty were popular and were added to important collections. It is only now with the new respect for the figure in painting that Bouguereau's name is becoming more recognizable.