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Daughter of Fisherman Daughter of Fisherman

1872/Oil on canvas

116.0 x 87.5 cm

On view

Permanent Exhibition: From the Renaissance to the 20th Century—500 Years of Western Paintings

Exhibition period:04 09, 2024 (TUE)06 23, 2024 (SUN)

Permanent Exhibition Galleries 1-5 in the New Wing of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

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SUMMARY

The second half of the 19th century witnessed earthshaking changes in France, where even the art world also experienced a major shift toward a new era, including the first Impressionist exhibition (1874) that was held to compete against the Salon. Nonetheless, the Academy that called itself an orthodox school still remained to be influential. William Adolphe Bouguereau, a painter who represents the Academic Art of the time along with Alexandre Cabanel, is known as a conservative painter who denied the paintings by Manet and other Impressionists. The term “Bouguereauesque” was even used as an antonym of Impressionism. Bouguereau, who was a pupil of the neoclassical painter François-Édouard Pico, won the Prix de Rome in 1850, and exhibited outstanding masterpieces of historical and mythological paintings at the Salon. His style in which exquisite detailed depictions reproducing even a subtle light and shade and a refined matière stand out can be considered the ultimate in the academic techniques of realism. Bouguereau also created many genre paintings. From 1870 onwards, he came to paint a number of the stylized paintings, such as of a loving mother and child and of an adorable girl in an idyllic landscape. This is one of his idyllic paintings of a girl created during this period. It depicts a girl in a fishing village who carries a net over her left shoulder and holds a basket in her right hand. The seaside setting and the girl’s clothes look conservative, while the colors and patterns of the scarf on her head are only the bright element in this painting. Therefore, the eyes of viewers are spontaneously drawn to the graphic exposed parts of the girl’s skin including her face, neck, arms and hands which look fresh and smooth like the surface of porcelain. The depiction of a human body which could in a sense be photographic is a technique unique to Bouguereau.

ARTIST

William Adolphe Bouguereau

1825-1905

List of artworks by the same artist

INFORMATION

Exhibiton history

9 17, 2022 (Sat.)~11 20 (Sun.)

400 Years of Western Paintings – Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum – Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (Toyama, Japan)

7 16, 2022 (Sat.)~9 4 (Sun.)

Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art (Kumamoto, Japan)

3 19, 2022 (Sat.)~5 8 (Sun.)

Masterpieces of European Paintings From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection Saga Prefectural Art Museum (Saga, Japan)

10 23, 2021 (Sat.)~12 26 (Sun.)

The 400 Years of Western Painting: Masterpieces From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts (Tochigi, Japan)

7 9, 2021 (Fri.)~8 29 (Sun.)

400 Years of European Paintings: Masterpieces From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art (Okayama, Japan)

12 15, 2020 (Tue.)~1 31 (Sun.)

How to Read Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum (Okinawa, Japan)

9 12, 2020 (Sat.)~11 3 (Tue.)

400 Years of Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum (Miyazaki, Japan)

7 22, 2020 (Wed.)~9 6 (Sun.)

400 Years of Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Oita Prefectural Art Museum (Oita, Japan)

2 20, 2020 (Thu.)~4 12 (Sun.)

How to Read Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki (Ibaraki, Japan)

9 3, 2019 (Tue.)~10 22 (Tue.)

Masterpieces of European Paintings From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum (Yamaguchi, Japan)

1 12, 2019 (Sat.)~5 4 (Sat.)

500 Years of Western Paintings: Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Shanghai PowerLong Museum (Shanghai, China)

10 23, 2018 (Tue.)~12 23 (Sun.)

500 Years of Western Paintings: Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Tsinghua University Art Museum (Beijing, China)

4 29, 2017 (Sat.)~6 25 (Sun.)

The Collection of the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum: East and West Encounters Niihama City Museum of Art (Ehime, Japan)

7 9, 2016 (Sat.)~8 28 (Sun.)

300 years of Western Painting from Baroque, Rococo to École de Paris Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum (Nagano, Japan)

6 27, 2015 (Sat.)~8 30 (Sun.)

Feast of beauty: 300 years of Western Painting From Baroque, Rococo to Ecole de Paris Yawatahama Citizen Gallery (Ehime, Japan)

4 29, 2015 (Wed.)~6 21 (Sun.)

Feast of beauty: 300 years of Western Painting From Baroque, Rococo to Ecole de Paris The Tokushima Modern Art Museum (Tokushima, Japan)

7 9, 2011 (Sat.)~10 10 (Mon.)

Painting Light Aomori Museum of Art (Aomori, Japan)

10 24, 2009 (Sat.)~12 20 (Sun.)

The Intersection of Paintings and Photographs Nagoya City Art Museum (Aichi, Japan)

8 1, 2009 (Sat.)~9 27 (Sun.)

The Intersection of Paintings and Photographs Matsumoto City Museum of Art (Nagano, Japan)

6 6, 2009 (Sat.)~7 20 (Mon.)

The Intersection of Paintings and Photographs Hiroshima Museum of Art (Hiroshima, Japan)

4 4, 2009 (Sat.)~5 24 (Sun.)

The Intersection of Paintings and Photographs Sapporo Art Museum (Hokkaido, Japan)

1 30, 2009 (Fri.)~3 25 (Wed.)

The Intersection of Paintings and Photographs Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art (Hokkaido, Japan)

7 14, 2007 (Sat.)~11 25 (Sun.)

Impressionists and Its Sources: Monet, Renoir, and Barbizon Masters Musee d'art Mercian KARUIZAWA (Nagano, Japan)

8 1, 2003 (Fri.)~8 31 (Sun.)

A Great Masters of Impressionist and Modern Arts Iwate Prefectural Hall (Iwate, Japan)

10 12, 2002 (Sat.)~11 24 (Sun.)

Impressionists and their epoch : from Monet to Cézanne The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (Saitama, Japan)

9 7, 2002 (Sat.)~10 6 (Sun.)

Impressionists and their epoch : from Monet to Cézanne Akita Museum of Modern Art (Akita, Japan)

5 16, 2002 (Thu.)~6 23 (Sun.)

Four Centuries of Occidental Paintings from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art (Kumamoto, Japan)

10 14, 1997 (Tue.)~11 30 (Sun.)

Masterpieces of Western Oil Painting from the TFAM Collection Hong Kong Museum of Art (Hong Kong, China)

10 16, 1992 (Fri.)~11 5 (Thu.)

Masterpieces of European Oil Painting: The Paintings in 20th Century from the Renaissance to Impressionism China Art Gallery (Beijing, China)

Origin of collections

Provenance: Goupil, Paris, no.6223 M. Maison, London Galerie Pekin, New York 1947 Hammer Galleries, New York 1956 Private Collection, Paris Hammer Galleries, New York

Reference

Literature: Marius Vachon, W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1990, p.151

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