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Creator Name: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1825 - 1905
Creator Name-CRT: William Adolphe Bouguereau
Title Type: Primary
Title: Le repos
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1879
Creation End Date: 1879
Creation Date: 1879
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 164.5cm x 117.5cm
Inscriptions: signed lower left: W. BOVGVEREAV. 1879
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 432.1915
Credit Line: Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection
Context: The virtue of these robust and idealized peasants is underscored by the inclusion of the dome of St. Peter's in Rome, which looms in the distance. Tourists as well as visiting artists believed that the true spirit of Rome could be found in simple peasants. The mother and child depicted here recall the Madonnas painted by Raphael during the Renaissance, almost 400 years earlier.Trained in the traditional, realistic techniques of the French Academy, Bouguereau was among the most popular painters of his age. Accomplished drawing, meticulous execution, and smooth surface texture are hallmarks of his style. His sentimental images appealed especially to American collectors. In 1879, Hinman Hurlbut, a wealthy banker, bought this picture directly from the artist for his home in Cleveland.
AMICA ID: CMA_.432.1915
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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