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The Return of Spring

The Return of Spring
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Our Price: $480.00


28" x 46" (our full size) ~ $480
19.5" x 32" (small size) ~ $280


Description About the Art
The Return of Spring, painted in 1886 by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, adorns the collection of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Joslyn acquired this masterpiece as a gift from Francis T.B. Martin in 1951. It stands more than 6 feet 7 inches tall and it's worth making a trip to Omaha to admire it in person. It's rumored that Bouguereau's mistress served as his inspiration for the painting. Through the years, the painting has been attacked twice, once in 1890 and again in 1976. Thankfully, only a small amount of damage resulted each time. The attackers, separated by more than 80 years, were offended by the painting's sensual nudity. We're truly dumbfounded by the 1976 attack.

Kindness forward: Joslyn Art Museum