Boucher's model, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, was allegedly the lover of King Louis XIV in 1753.
We see a young girl lying naked on a chaise longue; Heat is provided by a brazier on the floor. Do you see a model of Boucher that made Louis XIV a lover in 1753? This has been suspected for a long time - but it can not be proven. Representations like these were appreciated by collectors and found their way into private picture cabinets.
François Boucher (*29 September 1703 +30 May 1770) was a French painter, draughtsman and etcher, who worked in the Rococo style. Boucher is known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. He was perhaps the most celebrated painter and decorative artist of the 18th century.
January 29th, 2019
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