William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a realist, academic painter who enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States for his classical works. BouguereauG++-----++++s focus was the human body, and the female form was the subject matter for the majority of his figure paintings. Fond of a photo-realistic style, Bouguereau devoted his talent into perfecting the figure in accurate form, depth, and detail. G++-----+-+----+The BohemianG++-----+-++---+ completed in 1890, is a testament to BouguereauG++-----++++s careful attention and dedication to his traditionalist ideals. The painting shows a young woman resting a violin in her lap as she sits on the south bank of the Seine with the Notre Dame cathedral in the distance.