Bouguereaus Lead Sotheby's 19th Century Auction

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Bouguereaus Lead Sotheby's 19th Century Auction

Published November 1, 2007

6 Paintings by William Bouguereau dominated Sotheby's 19th Century Auction on October 23rd. Amazingly, of 276 paintings sold, the 6 Bouguereaus represented fully 35% of the $25,000,000 sale.

The pace at which prices for William Bouguereau's paintings continue to rise affirms his position as the most important of the 19th Century Academic artists. His prices have begun to approach sales of Impressionists and Modern Artworks.

L'Amour au Papillon
by William Bouguereau
Sold for: $993,000



Jeunesse
by William Bouguereau
Sold for: $2,393,000