Description

    ELIZABETH JANE GARDNER BOUGUEREAU (American 1837-1922)
    Jeune fille au Lys (Young Girl with Lilies)
    Oil on canvas
    9 x 6-1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
    Signed upper left: Elizabeth Gardner

    Provenance:
    Private collection, Bordeaux, France
    Private collection, Paris, France

    Elizabeth Gardner was an American-born woman raised in privileged circumstances and received a proper young lady's education. In pursuit of more rigorous artistic training, she followed a teacher to Europe and became a student of William Bouguereau, and eventually, his wife. She became the first woman to exhibit in the Paris Salon in 1866, and in 1877 she was the first woman to win a gold medal. According to her obituary in the New York Times, this remarkable artist "literally opened Paris ateliers to the women of the world."


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Strengthening to cheeks, lips and eyes, otherwise good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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