Friday, 26 October 2012

Bouguereaus For Sale

Here's a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau I haven't come across before: Jeunes filles de Fouesnant revenant du marché (1869) a rare Breton subject inspired by one of Bouguereau’s summer trips to Brittany, estimated value $500,000-$700,000. This is one of 105 masterpieces for sale in Sotheby’s New York auction of 19th Century European Art on 8 November. Many of these paintings have been in private collections for 50 years, so have been unavailable for the public to view. The preview exhibition opens on 2 November (CLICK). If you live in New York City, this is a must.


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