Major Bouguereau Work to be Sold at Sotheby's

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Major Bouguereau Work to be Sold at Sotheby's

Published April 17, 2019

The Epoch Times has recently published an article by ARC C.O.O. and Co-Chair, Kara Lysandra Ross, about the upcoming sale of Bouguereau's "La Jeunesse de Bacchus" at Sotheby's.

"There are a few rare major masterpieces in this world that are equal to William Bouguereau’s 'La Jeunesse de Bacchus (Youth of Bacchus).' Of equal significance would be Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch' or Botticelli’s 'Primavera.' People travel from all over the world to view paintings like this in a museum, and they are rare and far between. Even rarer is for such a painting to come to auction and be available for sale. It is almost unheard of.

 'La Jeunesse de Bacchus,' which is still owned by Bouguereau’s descendants, will come to auction at Sotheby’s New York on May 14. Although normally the artist’s works are included in the sales of the most important works from the 19th century, “La Jeunesse de Bacchus” will be included in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art exhibitions starting May 3 in the newly expanded and renovated New York galleries... All students, scholars, and art enthusiasts are encouraged to come to Sotheby’s to view this masterpiece while it is on public display. Depending on who purchases the work, it could be the only time it will be available for public viewing in the foreseeable future."

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