Study of Venus for “Apollo and the Muses in Olympus”

Provenance

Adèle de Cassin, Marquise Landolfo Carcano, Paris (her sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 31 May, 1912, no. 99, as Étude de femme nue, sold to Knoedler, Paris, as agent for Clark); Robert Sterling Clark (1922–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

French, 1825–1905

Study of Venus for “Apollo and the Muses in Olympus”

c. 1867

Graphite with touches of white chalk on beige wove paper

18 7/16 x 12 in. (46.8 x 30.5 cm)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1922

1955.1578


OFF VIEW

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.