8 BOUGUEREAUS AT SOTHEBY'S OCTOBER 23rd

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8 BOUGUEREAUS AT SOTHEBY'S OCTOBER 23rd

Published October 17, 2007

MAJOR SALE OF 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS
For more information contact the 19th Century European Art Department at 212-606-7140


8 Paintings by William Bouguereau, some of them major works and including L'Amour au Papillon (Cupid with a Butterfly) are coming to auction at Sotheby's on October 23rd.

Here is an opportunity to acquire a Bouguereau masterpiece for those who have found the choices in the available market lacking.

Bouguereau's popularity has been growing faster than almost any 19th Century artist. The value of his paintings has appreciated 200-300% every five years for the last 30 years with sizeable increases at recent auctions.

While this selection includes some major works, the prices are surprisingly low.

L'Amour au Papillon
by William Bouguereau
Estimate: $900,000-1,200,000
Lot 37
A major contribution to ARC will come from the sale of this masterpiece.

In addition, the following great works are in the sale:

Jeunesse (shown), Lot 32

Le Voile, Lot 34

L'Amour A L'Epine, Lot 39

Glaneuse, Lot 41

Jeunesse
by William Bouguereau
Estimate: $2,000,000-3,000,000"
Lot32