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William-Adolphe Bouguereau | Moissonneuse / The Harvester, 1875

In his own time, William-Adolphe Bouguereau [1825-1905] ⎆ was considered to be one of the greatest painters in the world by the Academic art community, and simultaneously he was reviled by the avant-garde.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Bouguereau see: