Childhood Idyll (Idylle Enfantine)

Childhood Idyll (Idylle Enfantine)

1900
Artist
William Adolphe Bouguereau, French, 1825-1905
Born: La Rochelle, France
Work Locations: France, Italy
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Gift of the Lawrence C. Phipps Foundation
1958.115
William Adolphe Bouguereau (French). Childhood Idyll (Idylle Enfantine). 1900. Oil paint on canvas. Gift of the Lawrence C. Phipps Foundation. 1958.115.
Dimensions
image height: 39.125 in, 99.3775 cm; image width: 50.313 in, 127.7950 cm; frame height: 54 3/4 in, 139.065 cm; frame width: 66 1/8 in, 167.9575 cm; frame depth: 6 3/8 in, 16.1925 cm
Inscription
[lower right] W-Bouguereau-1900
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
European Painting and Sculpture before 1900
Known Provenance
Sold by Bouguereau to Tooth & Sons, June 5, 1900, mno. 1053, as 'The two sisters' (no measurements). Sold by Tooth & Sons (Blvd. des Capucines) to Knoedler (New York), May 30, 1900. Knoedler lent it for the Universal Exhibition of 1900; arrived in US Dec. 1900, stockbook no. 9332§. Sold to Lawrence C. Phipps, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 1901. Inheritance, and then creation of the Lawrence Phipps Foundation, which offered it in 1958 to the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Texas, no. 1958-115.
Exhibition History
  • "Pittsburgh in the Gilded Age: Collectors and Collections 1890-1905"—The Frick Pittsburgh, 04/03/1997 - 06/29/1997

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