The Cherry Picker
The simply beauty of a young girl picking cherries is a prime example of the type of picture for which Bouguereau would become so famous, especially in America. Beauty. Innocence. Charm and Ecellence in technique make this a timeless rare classic in every way.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde.