1 May 2000
William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905)
A Study for L'Amourredemnant ses armes
indistinctly signed 'W. Bo...' (lower right)
oil on canvas
9 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. (25 x 16 cm.)
Painted circa 1881
Ernest Caceres, Vente Bouguereau, no. 182.
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The final version of this painting was destroyed, hence, the present study is one of our few remaining clues into the now lost world of 'Bouguereau's lovers'.
A similar version of this work was sold in these rooms on 27 May 1993 (lot 35).
Damien Bartoli has confirmed the authenticity of the present work.
We are grateful to Damien Bartoli for his assistance in preparing this entry.
French 19th century frame, applied ornament and gilded, on loan from Eli Wilner & Company, Inc., NYC. This frame is available for purchase. Please inquire with the department.
This painting is oil on canvas laid down on board.
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