William-Adolphe Bouguereau

(1825-1905)


William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.

The Penitent  (1876)
The Wave  (1896)
Sewing  (1898)