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Bouguereau

[booguh-roh] /bugəˈroʊ/
noun
1.
Adolphe William
[a-dawlf veel-yam] /aˈdɔlf vilˈyam/ (Show IPA),
1825–1905, French painter.
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  • Degas was in the habit of calling him the Bouguereau of Naturalism.

  • All Bouguereau's opportunities in life were made by himself, by his own genius.

  • "You may smoke," said the Bouguereau child who was grown into womanhood.

    The Princess Elopes

    Harold MacGrath
  • He is a true academician at bottom, but a more versatile and cultured painter than either Cabanel or Bouguereau.

  • An age which went wild over Cabanel and Bouguereau could not possibly be in sympathy with him.

  • She studied in Paris for many years and was a pupil of the great artist Bouguereau, whom she married.

    Stories Pictures Tell Flora Carpenter
  • Alicia rose and, crossing the room, carelessly inspected one of the pictures on the wall, a study of the nude by Bouguereau.

    The Third Degree

    Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • It was a great, warm tinted nude by Bouguereau, a French artist who was startling his day with his daring portrayal of the nude.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • And with less discrimination, and more from a sensual point of view the nudes of Cabanel, Bouguereau and Gerome.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser

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