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Queen of the Angels

by Old Masters

Size Group: A


Giclee on Canvas
Price includes frame.
48x32" $1350
36x24" $800
30x20" $600
24x16" $420
18x12" $300
12x8" $175

Bouguereau (1825-1905) was born in La Rochelle, France and was revered as one of the finest painters in Europe, his work much in demand. Early in his career his talent earned him commissions painting portraits of the parishioners of a Catholic Church where his uncle served as priest.
Despite the nearly universal appeal of Bouguereau's work, he was not without fierce critics. Many were eager for the "old classical styles" like Bouguereau's to be swept away by more modern styles. This movement finally managed to sweep Bouguereau into obscurity for decades. However, in recent years, the re-emergence of his artwork has produced remarkable reactions among art lovers and today his works are much in demand for shows by major art institutions around the world.
During his long career, Bouguereau created 826 works. He also stated that his life as a painter brought him "intense joy." He said that, even after decades in front of the easel, he could scarcely wait for the night to end so that he could get up in the morning and go to his studio and paint.

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