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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the oil painting entitled La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus et Saint Jean Baptiste – translated from the original French to The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist – in the year 1875. The French artist portrayed mythological and religious scenes often in his work, mainly painting the female figure. In this case, along with the Virgin Mary, Bouguereau also depicts baby Jesus and Saint John as a small child.
In La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus et Saint Jean Baptiste, the artist used a simple composition, centering a large marble thrown on a long, horizontal canvas. The stones are light beige and ochre with carved details in the back and some beautiful mosaic patterns in shades of brown, green, yellow, orange, and dark blue. Mother Mary sits with her legs crossed, holding the blond, curly-haired baby Jesus in her lap. She wears dark blue and red clothing, which contrasts with the other lighter figures. With a golden halo surrounding her head and a fabric covering her hair, Mary places two fingers on her cheek. Standing in front of her is an infant Saint Baptist wearing some pelts with a thin rope around his waist, softly giving Jesus a peck on the lips, in a gesture of love and blessing.
In 1875, Bouguereau experienced the tragic loss of his fifteen-year-old son, Georges. The painter and his wife Nelly Monchablon had already lost their third child, Jeanne, about a week after their official marriage. Two years later he would also lose his wife to tuberculosis, as well as one-year-old Maurice, their fifth child. These terrible deaths marked the artist’s life and consequently his art. It is possible that this is why children are reoccurring in his artwork, usually with an innocent and harmless atmosphere.
The Paris Salon featured Bouguereau’s work with much praise throughout his entire career. During the height of his artistic production, he was adored by the public as well as the critics. The painter was academically trained in the best academies in Europe, including the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was taught in the ways of the ancient Greeks, including their themes and technical aspects as well. Bouguereau also mirrored his work on the past masters of the Renaissance era, especially Raphael who he studied imensly.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus et Saint Jean Baptiste (The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus et Saint Jean Baptiste (The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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