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Lot 7William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) and Studio
Le Crepuscule (Dusk)
Signed W-BOUGUEREAU (ll)
Oil on canvas
49 3/4 x 26 inches (126.4 x 66 cm)

Sold by the artist, February 1882
Goupil et Cie., Paris, 1882
M. Knoedler & Co., New York
Estate of Winthrop B. Palmer, New York
Sale, Sotheby's, New York, Oct. 23, 1990, lot 65

Goupil, Boussod & Valladon sales register, no. 15908
Charles Vendryès, Dictionnaire illustré des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1885, p. 63
Mark Steven Walker, William Bouguereau: A Summary Catalogue of the Paintings, William-Adolphe Bouguereau: L'Art Pompier, exh. cat., Borghi & Co., New York, 1991, p. 72
Ludovic Baschet, Catalogue illustré des oeuvres de W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1885, p. 63
Marius Vachon, W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1900, p. 155
Damien Bartoli and Frederick C. Ross, William Bouguereau, Catalogue Raisonné of his Painted Work, New York, 2010, no. 1882/01A, p. 212-213, illus.

Sold for $258,300
Estimate $70,000-100,000

Glue relined. Scattered spots of inpainting visible under UV throughout, more concentrated at the edges. Some craquelure throughout, creating ridge formations with a few small areas where paint is lifting slightly (mostly at center right and center left).

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