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William-Adolphe Bouguereau
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William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Artists
Portrait of William-Adolphe Bouguereau

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French artist born on November 30, 1825. Bouguereau contributed to the Neoclassical and Academic movements and died on August 19, 1905.

Dante and Virgil in Hell, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Dante and Virgil in Hell 1850

Petites Maraudeuses (Little Thieves), William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Petites Maraudeuses (Little Thieves) 1872

Nymphs and Satyr, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Nymphs and Satyr 1873

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist 1875

Virgin Comforter, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Virgin Comforter 1875

Pieta, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Pieta 1876

The Birth of Venus, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Birth of Venus 1879

Return of Spring, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Return of Spring 1886

The First Mourning, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The First Mourning 1888

The Little Shepherdess, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Little Shepherdess 1889

The Abduction of Psyche, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Abduction of Psyche 1895

The Madonna of the Lilies, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Madonna of the Lilies 1899

The Virgin With Angels, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Virgin With Angels 1900

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