Child Braiding a Crown

by william bouguereau

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      There is a calming atmosphere in this reproduction which comes from the setting; a young girl concentrating on her flower chain crown whilst sitting outside in the sunshine. Child Braiding a Crown from 1874 is a pure, heart warming scene which is the reason why William Bouguereau proved so popular with his love for tradition within his paintings. Child Braiding a Crown is a captivating 19th century art print worthy of a special place in a traditionalist interior decor setting. 
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The Artist

WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU

William Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) was a French academic, realist painter.  In his paintings Bouguereau used mythological themes, creating modern interpretations of classical subjects with a style and emphasis focused on the female body.

Bouguereau was a staunch traditionalist whose genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of classical subjects, both pagan and Christian, with a concentration on the naked female form. The idealised world of his paintings brought to life goddesses, nymphs, bathers, shepherdesses, children and madonnas in a way that appealed to wealthy art patrons of the era. Bouguereau's graceful portraits of women were considered charming, partly because he could beautify a model whilst also retaining her likeness.

Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.

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