Below you can find the best paintings from the career of William Adolphe Bouguereau with which you can click through to buy online from our recommended retailer who offer unframed or framed art prints, tapestries, posters, stretched canvases and framed giclee prints.

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Bouguereau is famous for his classic depictions of mystical and religious portraits covering charming scenes of mothers, children, babies and sometimes characters from religious settings.

This site covers all the best known Bouguereau Prints, all of which you can find below.

Click on your favoured art print to see where you can buy it online with great quality products available, with low shipping prices included on all.

The Young Girl Defending Herself Print that you see above is just one of several hundred great works by Bouguereau during a considerable career of excellence where his high standards of academic training which helped him to develop high levels of skill and technique had given the opportunity from an early age to set about expanding and experimenting.

Whilst his teachings were of a standard way, he took them as far as possible thanks to his own natural talents and enthusiasm.

Famous prints by William Adolphe Bouguereau included the likes of Cupidon, Evening Mood, Cupid and Psyche, The Proposal, The Broken Pitcher, The First Kiss, Crown of Flowers, Nymphs and Satyr, The Abduction of Psyche, Innocence, The Bohemian, Young Girl Defending herself against Cupid, Temptation, The Bathers, Pieta, The Dance, The Little Shepherdess, Rest at Harvest, Fraternal Love, Spring, A Soul Brought to Heaven, Art and Literature, The Virgin with Angels, Self Portrait, The Birth of Venus, Tete d Etude l Oiseau, La Danse, Alone in the World, The Knitting Girl, The Birth of Venus, The Nut Gatherers, The Young Shepherdess, Le Printemps The Return of Spring, The First Mourning and Amour et Psyche Enfants.

Bouguereau sits alongside the other great artists from the realism movement as an excellent topic of study for those looking to learn the skills of the 19th and 20th century artists. The classically trained skills are of importance to art historians and also to the taste of many who appreciate such art. It is not surprising that so many choose to buy his paintings as prints to add to their own homes and offices.

The majority of prints from Bouguereau's career are best served as either handmade reproductions or high quality art prints in order to fully capture the detail and fine accuracy of the originals. They are best as framed giclee prints, which look more professional and tidy, as well as matching the classical style of each painting. The style used is somewhere between contemporary and traditional art meaning they can also work well as stretched canvases, tapestries and even posters, depending on your own preferences.

Bouguereau was a classicly and academically trained artist whose style and success was overshadowed by the impressionist artists from his native France, leaving the painter much loved in some circles but ultimately not as widely appreciated by the common person as much as those who offered a seemingly greater emotion through their work. This marked a turning point in art that started to move away from just those who had been trained in certain places and to paint in a certain way towards the greater appreciation of innovation, imagination and emotion.

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List of famous William Adolphe Bouguereau Prints

You can find all the best paintings from Bouguereau below, with an extensive list included. Prints of these are available to buy online from our recommended retailer who we have used ourselves several times. As well as that, the list below is also a good study guide for those looking to understand the different key works of this artist.

  • Cupidon
  • Evening Mood
  • Cupid and Psyche
  • The Proposal
  • The Broken Pitcher
  • The First Kiss
  • Crown of Flowers
  • Nymphs and Satyr
  • The Abduction of Psyche
  • Innocence
  • The Bohemian
  • Young Girl Defending herself against Cupid
  • Temptation
  • The Bathers
  • Pieta
  • The Dance
  • The Little Shepherdess
  • Rest at Harvest
  • Fraternal Love
  • Spring
  • A Soul Brought to Heaven
  • Art and Literature
  • The Virgin with Angels
  • Self Portrait
  • The Birth of Venus
  • Tete d Etude l Oiseau
  • La Danse
  • Alone in the World
  • The Knitting Girl
  • The Birth of Venus
  • The Nut Gatherers
  • The Young Shepherdess
  • Le Printemps The Return of Spring
  • The First Mourning
  • Amour et Psyche Enfants

Further Print Artists

For those looking to buy Bouguereau prints online, there maybe other artists who also have produced works to your taste. Those below fall into the rough topic of realism artists, with some also proving successful in other art movements as well, such as impressionism. Many of those included in this list are also French, as with Bouguereau.

  • Edgar Degas
  • Raphael
  • Jean-François Millet
  • Rosa Bonheur
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  • Jules Breton
  • Karl Briullov
  • Ford Madox Brown
  • Henri Cadiou
  • Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin
  • Camille Corot
  • Gustave Courbet
  • Charles-François Daubigny
  • Honoré Daumier
  • Thomas Eakins
  • Nikolai Ge
  • Aleksander Gierymski
  • William Harnett (a specialist in trompe l'oeil)
  • Winslow Homer
  • Edward Hopper
  • Louis Le Nain
  • Édouard Manet (associated with Impressionism)
  • Jean-François Millet
  • Fernand Pelez
  • Ilya Yefimovich Repin
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Théodore Rousseau
  • John Singer Sargent
  • Andrew Wyeth
  • Nikolai Yaroshenko