Francois Boucher art links 


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François Boucher: Venus Consoling Amor, 1751
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François Boucher

[French Rococo Era Painter, 1703-1770]

• Relationships: Father-in-law of Pierre-Antoine Baudouin and Jean-Baptiste Deshays.
Boucher's many students included Fragonard, Francois-Hubert Drouais, Hubert Francois Gravelot, Jean-Baptiste Marie Huet, Jacques Charlier, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince and Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in History Painting.
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    François Boucher Works Online    
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Original works by François Boucher available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
17 works by Boucher

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
20 works online by Boucher

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
Joseph Presenting His Father and Brothers to the Pharaoh, ca.1723

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Diana Leaving Her Bath, 1742

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Morning Coffee, 1739

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Naiads and Triton: study for The Rising of the Sun, ca.1750-53

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Rinaldo and Armida, 1734

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Seated young woman, dressed 'Spanish-style'

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
18 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusee d'Art Roger-Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand, France (mostly in French)  
Les laveuses (Zoom)

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
The Judgement of Susannah, with preparatory sketch

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
A Farmyard Scene

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Pastorale, 1750

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Young Country Girl Dancing

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
The Wooden Shoes

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Mucius Scaevola Putting His Hand in the Fire, ca.1726-28

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Landscape with water-mill

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Vulcan Presenting Arms to Venus for Aeneas, 1756

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Joseph Presenting His Father and Brothers to the Pharaoh

Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Earth: Vertumnus and Pomona, 1749

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
8 works by or related to the artist

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)
Pausing by the Fountain

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
Composition aux Putti

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Germany (in German)  
The Secret Message

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France (in French)  
Sylvie fuyant le loup qu'elle a blessé, 1756

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France (in French)  
Apollon révélant sa divinité à la bergère Issé, 1750

Le Musée Ingres, Montauban, France (in French)  
Click on the artist name, then on the artwork title to view the work

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Venus and Cupid, ca.1732

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
3 works

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
La Lumière du monde

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
(If the image is not clickable, click "Agrandir l'image" to enlarge the image)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Le Mariage de Psyché et de l'Amour

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Les oies du Frère Philippe, 1735

Musee Magnin, Dijon, France

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
3 works online

Nationalmuseum, Sweden
The Triumph of Venus

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  
La France gémit des troubles qui la divisent

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
The Reading Lesson

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Hercules and Omphale

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
The Dovecote, 1758

Slovenská Národná Galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Bratislava, Slovakia

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Francois Boucher at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Lovers in a Park

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
The Annunciation, chalk, ca.1749

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
6 works online when last checked

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
The Bird Catchers
The Fountain of Love

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
The Age of Enlightenment in the Paintings of France's National Museums
Morning Coffee

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Francois Boucher  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Arcadian Galleries
Biography of the artist

Artnet Magazine
The Dream of Saint Joseph

Artnet Magazine
The Apotheosis of Aeneas, 1746

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Madame de Pompadour, 1759

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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