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    William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905)
    Tête d'Italienne avec une couronne de laurier (Head of an Italian girl with a laurel wreath), 1872
    Oil on canvas
    19 x 15-1/4 inches (48.3 x 38.7 cm)
    Signed and dated in lower left background: W Bouguereau / 1872

    The artist;
    Goupil Opéra, Paris, July 1, 1872 (stockbook no. 6787);
    M. Jesup, September 6, 1872;
    Mrs. Theodore Cuyler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
    Philip Suval Fine Arts, New York;
    Private collection, California.

    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, "Choice Paintings Loaned from Private Galleries of Philadelphia, and Hans Makart's Great Picture of Venice Paying Homage to Caterina Cornaro," January 1877, as Petrarch's Laura.

    Bouguereau's accounts, as Jeune Italienne à la courrone (tête);
    Goupil's stockbooks, no. 6787, as Jeune Muse;
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Choice Paintings Loaned from Private Galleries of Philadelphia, and Hans Makart's Great Picture of Venice Paying Homage to Caterina Cornaro, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, 1877, as Petrarch's Laura, no. 210;
    C. Vendryès, William Bouguereau, Paris, 1885, p. 47, as Tête d'Italienne avec une couronne de laurier;
    M. Vachon, William Bouguereau, Paris, 1900, p. 151, as Tête d'Italienne;
    M. Walker, William Bouguereau – A Summary Catalogue of the Paintings, New York, 1991, p. 68;
    D. Bartoli and F. Ross, William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonné of His Painted Works, Vol. II, New York, 2010, pp. 144-45, no. 1872/12, illustrated.

    We wish to thank Frederick Ross for confirming the authenticity of this painting.

    Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000.

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