Portrait of Francois Boucher

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1703-1770

French Rococo Painter

For more than three decades, François Boucher (1703-1770) was at the pinnacle of French painting with his immense talent and astonishing productivity. His career was brilliant and he enjoyed all kinds of honours. A creator of religious and secular compositions, Boucher was also a landscape painter, illustrator, draughtsman, and decorator. His rich oeuvre is not always alien to mediocrity, but his works remain a magnificent hymn in praise of woman. The artist glorifies her for her beauty and charm, whether she is a goddess, a mother, a worldly lady, sweet or chaste.

Boucher polished himself in the studio of François Lemoine in the tradition of applied art and made his living as an illustrator and engraver under Jean-François Carr. In 1724 he received the first prize of the Royal Academy, which took him to Rome, where he remained until 1731. There he studied the Baroque works of Pietro da Cortona and the painting of Correggio. He was admitted a member of the Academy alongside "Rinaldo and Armida", and subsequently became its director and first royal painter (1765). He worked intensively and achieved immediate success: combining artistic direction of the great royal manufactories of Beauvais and the Gobelin brothers, the production of sets for the theatre and opera, and commissions from the sovereign and Madame de Pompadour, who patronised him. She installed him in the Louvre in 1752. With the tapestries "The History of Psyche" (1739), also the two famous series "The Love of the Gods", Boucher emerged as the most ingenious and inventive decorator of the Louis XV era. His sensuality, his virtuosity, his limpid and vivid tones, his attraction to artistic craft give charm to his large-scale mythological scenes as well as to his portraits (Marquise de Pompadour).

166 Boucher Artworks

The Chinese Garden, c.1742 by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Chinese Garden c.1742

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13261-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:40.5 x 48 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Besancon, France

Venus and Cupid, 1769 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Venus and Cupid 1769

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13260-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:71.1 x 59.4 cm
Huntington Library and Art Gallery, California, USA

Crocodile Hunt, 1739 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Crocodile Hunt 1739

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.02
SKU: 13259-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:174 x 120 cm
Musee de Picardie, Amiens, France

Woman at Her Toilet, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

Woman at Her Toilet n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.29
SKU: 13258-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:86.4 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

Maenad Playing the Pipe, c.1735/38 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Maenad Playing the Pipe c.1735/38

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.37
SKU: 13257-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:49 x 62 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

The Sleeping Venus, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Sleeping Venus n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.96
SKU: 13256-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

The Angler, 1759 by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Angler 1759

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.12
SKU: 13255-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:229.8 x 193 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Pygmalion and Galatea, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

Pygmalion and Galatea n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$51.96
SKU: 13254-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:230 x 329 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Venus and Cupid, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

Venus and Cupid n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13253-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:93.5 x 163 cm
Private Collection

Winter, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

Winter n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.67
SKU: 13252-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Public Collection

Summer, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

Summer n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.26
SKU: 13251-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Public Collection

Spring, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

Spring n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.96
SKU: 13250-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Public Collection

The Rustic Bridge, c.1756 by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Rustic Bridge c.1756

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13249-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Muse Terpsichore, n.d. by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Muse Terpsichore n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.79
SKU: 13248-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Rhea Sylvia Fleeing from the Wolf, 1756 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Rhea Sylvia Fleeing from the Wolf 1756

Giclée Canvas Print
$67.26
SKU: 13247-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Tours, France

The Mill at Charenton, c.1756 by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Mill at Charenton c.1756

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.54
SKU: 13246-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Laundresses in a Landscape, 1760 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Laundresses in a Landscape 1760

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.84
SKU: 13245-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:50.3 x 61 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Young Lady Holding a Pug Dog, c.1745 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Young Lady Holding a Pug Dog c.1745

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.02
SKU: 13244-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:34.5 x 28.6 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The Modiste, c.1746 by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Modiste c.1746

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.30
SKU: 13243-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:63 x 51.8 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Sculpture, 1758 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Sculpture 1758

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.40
SKU: 13242-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:unknown
Public Collection

Hercules and Omphale, 1730s by Boucher | Canvas Print

Hercules and Omphale 1730s

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.64
SKU: 13241-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:90 x 74 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Rest on the Flight in to Egypt, 1757 by Boucher | Canvas Print

Rest on the Flight in to Egypt 1757

Giclée Canvas Print
$71.39
SKU: 13240-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:139.5 x 148.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Chinese Fishermen, c.1742 by Boucher | Canvas Print

The Chinese Fishermen c.1742

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.23
SKU: 13239-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:41.5 x 56 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Besancon, France

The Muse Euterpe (A Reclining Nymph Playing the Flute with Putti), 1752 by Boucher | Canvas Print
SKU: 13238-BFR
Francois Boucher
Original Size:97.8 x 129.8 cm
Private Collection

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