Bouguereau, Guillaume Adolphe, painter, was born in 1825, at La Rochelle. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and working under Picot, he gained, in 1850, the Grand Prix de Rome, his subject being Zenobie Trouvee sur les Bords de l'Araxe. On returning from Rome, in 1855, he exhibited Le Triomphe du Martyre, showing the body of St. Cecilia being carried to the catacombs, a picture that, was purchased by the State. His latest works, which illustrate the usual nature of his themes, are The Youth of Bacchus, 1884; The Adoration of the Magi, 1885; The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1885. He has also painted portraits, and done decorative work in the Hotel Pereire, Paris, the Bordeaux theatre, and the churches of St. Augustine and St. Clotilde, Paris.