"The Penitent" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1876 - The image was probably meant to suggest Mary Magdalene, who was the best-known penitent woman for Victorian viewers.

"The Penitent" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1876 - The image was probably meant to suggest Mary Magdalene, who was the best-known penitent woman for Victorian viewers.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau working on his painting “Les Deux Soeurs” (The Two Sisters), 1899.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau working on his painting “Les Deux Soeurs” (The Two Sisters), 1899.

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