Girl Holding Lamb

Gerome Ferris etched this print after French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s (1825–1905) New Born Lamb, painted in 1873. Ferris’s print appeared in the catalog for the 1887 New York auction of the A. T. Stewart collection, as a reproductive etching advertising the painting for sale.
Gerome Ferris had studied with Bouguereau in Paris in 1884 at the Académie Julian, a co-ed art school with no entrance exams and low fees. An academic-style painter, Bouguereau’s work was highly regarded in his day.
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Object Name
Date made
original artist
Bouguereau, William-Adolphe
graphic artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 20 cm x 10.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in
plate: 22.5 cm x 17.5 cm; 8 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in
sheet: 31.5 cm x 25.5 cm; 12 3/8 in x 10 1/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Ferris Collection
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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