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William-Adolphe Bouguereau 30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. 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. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings. Bouguereau is notable for how light penetrates his flesh-tones and his bucolic composition.
I heard from somebody who is closer to Remus, author of The Woodpile Report.
It was his impression that Remus pulled his head in, like an old snapping turtle and did not want to be pestered. That would count as good news.