Full restoration of an oil on canvas “La Bacchante” by William Bouguereau
Our painting is based on the original work of William Adolphe Bouguereau.
The original shown in the “Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux” in France
The painting has the same large dimensions as the original one : 115 cm x 185 cm
– relining ” marouflage ” on a new quality stretcher
– removal of the old yellowed varnish.
– restorations of the pictorial layer (minor alteration)
Very exceptional work at the end of the 19th century !!
Additional information about the artist :
William-Adolphe Bouguereau ( 30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter.
In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.
During his life, he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work.
As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde.
By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes.
In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work.
Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.
Additional information :
Title: une bacchante
Materials : oil on canvas
Signature: not signed
Provenance: private collection France
Dimensions canvas : 115 cm x 185 cm
Dimensions frame : not framed
Condition: in perfect condition ( restored in our workshop )
Artiste : circle of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)
School : French school 19th century