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Elegy by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    Elegy by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    Elegy (Douleur d’amour) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau was created in 1899. The painting is in private collection. The size of the work is 220 x 128 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    About the Artist: French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau was born in La Rochelle. At the age of twelve, Bouguereau went to Mortagne-sur-Gironde to stay with his uncle Eugène, a priest, and developed a love of nature, religion and literature. In 1839, he was sent to study for the priesthood at a Catholic college in Pons. Here he was taught to draw and paint by Louis Sage, who had studied under Ingres. Bouguereau reluctantly left his studies to return to his family, now residing in Bordeaux. Bouguereau became a student at the École des Beaux-Arts… Read more

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