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By Alastair Laing

Boucher, greater than the other artist, exemplified French style throughout the Age of Enlightenment, and below the patronage of Madame de Pompadour his profession flourished. via the tip of Louis XVs reign the candy, mildly erotic photographs had misplaced their charm, and the artist by no means regained his former reputation. The organizers of this exhibition had was hoping to restore an curiosity in Boucher, and it's unlucky that vendors of a few of his better-known work refused to lend them. Tapestries and porcelain are integrated, drawings and engravings should not. The documentation is especially a synthesis of prior learn, and beause of the lacking works it's going to need to be utilized in conjunction with different guides a list raisonne has but to be written. extra of the illustrations must have been in colour. loss of an index makes reference use tough. Eleanor Riley, Getty Conservation Inst. Lib., Marina Del Rey, Cal.

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Two overdoors for Bellevue [oblong variants of two upright ceiling Saisons, salle at Pastorales, as pictures of 1750, A& W 363, 364, to judge Laugier's descriptions, and the sketches drawings 28 in the marquis de Calviere's by their late inclusion, by Saint-Aubin of the pair of sale]. — — Mme Boucher en habit de hal [untraced]. Aveline's engravings after the Naissance de Bacchus and Enlevement d'Europe (J-R 247, 248), [already advertised in June 1748]. Roslin's Portrait de Announcement December of Duflos's engravings after four infant compositions by Boucher: Ee Berger, Ee Pecheur, Ee Souffleur, and Ee Poete (J-R 933-937).

Collection, Paris; voit A& col d'Amymone (1764) and Venus aux forges de both now in the salon des nobles de la Reine at et in December 13 Revival of Boucher Quinauk and Lully's Thesee at the Opera, with second and third acts (Medea's in the artificial designed by desert, and smiling sets countryside). Date on Levesque's engraving after a lost version of The Dark-Haired Odalisque (cat. 48), entitled Le reveil (J-R 1397); and on Augustin de SaintAubin's engravings after Vertumnus and Pomona (cat.

But it would still take time for him to emerge as the leading artist of his a further reference, Boucher, in a Vleughels to d'Antin which can only letter from previous (p. 306): "I can you that C. Vanloo is an able man, and that no one more gifted has passed through this Academy, with the possible exception of a poor lad who, with your indulgence, spent some time at the Acad- the issue. Boucher's earliest paintings, the first in the chronological order adopted in this exhibition, have often borne — until quite recently — the most varied assortment of names.

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