Bouguereau and His Circle: Then and Now

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Bouguereau and His Circle: Then and Now

Published on January 24, 2023

Sotheby’s is pleased to present Bouguereau and His Circle: Then and Now, a celebration of works realized and inspired by William Bouguereau, one of the leading Academic painters of the late-19th century. In addition to masterworks by the artist, the auction also includes several portrait and compositional studies from the artist’s studio that are fresh to the market. 

These works are offered alongside paintings by Bouguereau’s students, chief among them his wife, Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau, who during her 58-year career in Paris participated in thirty Salons with thirty-six works and was the only American woman to receive a medal, as well as contemporary artists working in the realist tradition across continents today, including Tina Garrett (American), Zachari Logan (Canadian), Katsu Nakajima (Japan), Kadir Nelson (American), Odd Nerdrum (Norwegian), Markus Schinwald (Austrian), and Han-Wu Shen (Chinese). 

This live auction will be held 26 January 2023•14:00 EST at Sotheby’s New York. The pre-sale is now open to the public.  

To view the full sale information and lots to be included, click here.