Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Elizabeth Bouguereau

Elizabeth Bouguereau - A Young Girl holding a Basket of GrapesYou might think this charming portrait of A Young Girl holding a Basket of Grapes is by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Close. The American artist Elizabeth Jane Gardner studied under Bouguereau and married him. One of my successes on Wikipedia was to persuade a feminist editor to allow "Elizabeth Bouguereau" to be added as a cross-reference to Elizabeth Gardner, so the entry could be found under both names (title link). The feminist kept deleting my entry, because she thought Elizabeth's married name was unimportant. I kept editing and arguing until she accepted the logic of my entry. Thanks to the UK Thought Police (next post) such edits may no longer be possible from Britain!


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