The Virgin with Angels (also known as Queen of Angels) is one of William’s most iconic paintings. The image depicts the Virgin Mary holding Jesus while seated on a heavenly throne with angels adoring and praising the baby.
The focus on details that William gave to each angel and the charming manner the painting was put together gave the painting a great longevity. The Virgin with Angels painting stands out among other William’s painting because of the high-level artistic techniques he used in the painting. The use of golden and white colors shows the purity of the individual in the painting and their command of authority.
About the Artist
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. 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. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.
Image size: 6 x 11
Art size including frame: 9.5 x 14.5
Fade resistant up to 50 years
Lightweight, glassless frame