Admiration Maternelle - Le Bain

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William Adolphe Bouguereau


Academic Classical painter, teacher, frescoist and draftsman

Admiration Maternelle - Le Bain

Maternal Admiration - The Bath

129.9 x 99.7 cms | 51 x 39 1/4 ins
Oil on canvas

Signed and dated 'W-BOVGVEREAV-1869' (upper center, below the molding on the hearth).


J. Wolfe (probably John Wolfe (1821-1894), New York).

M. Knoedler & Co., New York, acquired directly from the above, 29 May 1877, as Maternal Affection. 

George Small (1825-1891), Baltimore, acquired directly from the above, 29 May 1879. 

Mary Jackson Small, his wife, by descent. 

Samuel Small, York, PA, her brother-in-law, by descent, by 1903. 

George Small Schmidt, Sr., York, PA, by descent, by 1928. 

George Small Schmidt, Jr., York, PA, by descent, by 1940. 

Josephine F. Schmidt, York, PA, by descent from the above. 

Her estate sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 February 1984, lot 70. 

with Borghi & Co., New York. 

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner.