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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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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

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 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
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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
Rinaldo and Armida, 1734

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, red chalk drawing, ca.1750-53

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Seated young woman, dressed 'Spanish-style', black chalk drawing, 1750

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
18 paintings

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

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

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

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2 works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteFrancois Boucher at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
21 works by Francois Boucher

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

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum, Madrid
Pan and Syrinx, ca.1762

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Chinese Market, ca.1767-69

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
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Pausing by the Fountain

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
Composition aux Putti

Frick Collection, New York City
18 works online

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

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
4 paintings online

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)  
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

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)  
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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
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2 works by François Boucher online

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
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Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The British Museum, London, UK

The Wallace Collection, London, UK

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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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

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
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Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

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

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteArt Renewal Center

Notable SiteCGFA  

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

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)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

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

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

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
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Francois Boucher  
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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

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

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

Time Magazine
"Pink Is for Girls", 1974 article by Robert Hughes

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Francois Boucher: Girl Resting
Girl Resting

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Francois Boucher: Diana Getting out of Her Bath
Diana Getting out of Her Bath

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Charmes De La Vie Champetre
Charmes De La Vie Champetre

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Francois Boucher: Head of a Young Girl
Head of a Young Girl

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Francois Boucher: Venus Consoling Love
Venus Consoling Love

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Jupiter in the Guise of Diana
Jupiter in the Guise of Diana

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Francois Boucher: Study of a Girl
Study of a Girl

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