Study Of A Woman’s Head (Philomèle Et Progné) - William Bouguereau - Canvas Print

Size: 8"x10" (20x25cm)
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William Bouguereau's painting "Study of a Woman's Head (Philomèle et Progné)" is a beautiful depiction of two ancient Greek mythological characters, Philomela and Progné. In the story, King Tereus of Athens fell in love with Progné and wanted to make her his queen. He kidnapped her from her homeland and forced her into marriage. Philomela, who was already in love with Tereus, tried to warn Progné about their situation but was unable to do so before the wedding. On their wedding night, King Tereus violently raped Progné, causing Philomela great distress. To take revenge on her sister's tormentor, Philomela weaved a tapestry telling the story of their abuse and had it delivered to King Tereus. Enraged by this, he killed both women in cold blood. In Bouguereau's painting, the two characters are represented as young women with delicate features. The focus is on Philomela's face, which appears solemn and contemplative, while Progné looks away pensively. The artwork captures the depth of their tragic story and the bond between these sisters in a stunningly beautiful manner.

Study Of A Woman’s Head (Philomèle Et Progné) - William Bouguereau - Canvas Print

  • Premium Quality: Hand stretched over a 38mm pine gallery frame with premium 330gsm cotton canvas.
  • Advanced Finish: Lacquered with satin varnish for UV protection, ensuring vibrant and lasting color.
  • Archival Grade Inks: Printed with archival-grade inks to resist fading, maintaining the artwork's beauty for years.
  • Ready to Hang: Each canvas comes ready to hang right out the box, making installation effortless.
  • Perfect for Any Space: Ideal for homes, offices, or as a gift, our prints add a touch of elegance to any room.

Available Sizes: 8"x10" (20x25cm), 14"x18" (35x45cm), 16"x20" (40x50cm), 22"x28" (55x71cm)


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