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First Love, (painting)

Artist:
Bouguereau, William Adolphe
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 94 (Sale info: $6000.00).
Prize of Rome, 1850. Medals, 1855, 1857, 1867. Legion of Honor, 1859. A criticism of this picture says: "The story of this fine picture reveals itself at a glance. The modest reserve of the young girl at her spinning wheel, the earnest pleading of the young man at the vine-clad lattice, present an idyl of youthful life that must have a charm for every heart. The peculiar qualities for which Bouguereau is famous, are more thoroughly combined in this picture, perhaps, that in any other work of this artist heretofore exhibited in America. His method is, so to speak, a renaissance of certain of the old masters. In its depth of tone, gradations from dark to light, and that peculiar transparency of effect acknowledged by all painters as a quality difficult of attainment, it is unsurpassed, if equaled, by that of any other artist of modern times." [P.17.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIV. Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1874.
Artist address: Paris.
Artist professional affiliation: F.L.H.
Topic:
Recreation--Courting
Occupation--Domestic--Sewing
Figure group
Landscape--Garden
Control number:
AECI 00390094
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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