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William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Harvester I have long loved both Bouguereaus - the realism of face and form makes me want to talk to their subjects.

This fashion was short-lived (though the bustle would return again in the mid-1880s), and was succeeded by a tight-fitting silhouette with fullness as low as the knees: the cuirass bodice, a form-fitting, long-waisted, boned bodice that reached below the hips, and the princess sheath dress. Evening dresses had low necklines and very short, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and were worn with short (later mid-length) gloves.

After the Bath - Apres le Bain An erotic painting of a nude girl by William Adolphe Bouguereau. After going for a swim in the nude this beautiful young naked girl is about to slip into her clothes. Click here for more Bouguereau erotica: