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François Boucher (September 29, 1703 - May 30, 1770) was a French painter, a proponent of Rococo taste, known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories representing the arts or pastoral occupations, and intended as a sort of two-dimensional furniture. He also painted several portraits of his illustrious patroness, Madame de Pompadour.

Born in Paris, the son of a lace designer Nicolas Boucher, François Boucher was perhaps the most celebrated decorative artist of the 18th century, with most of his work reflecting the Rococo style. At the young age of 17, Boucher was apprenticed by his father to François Lemoyne, however after only 3 months he went to work for the engraver Jean-François Cars. Within 3 years Boucher had already won the elite Grand Prix de Rome, although he did not take up the consequential opportunity to study in Italy until 4 years later. On his return from studying in Italy in 1731, he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture as a historical painter, and became a faculty member in 1734.

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The fountain of love - François Boucher -
The fountain of love
Washerwomen 1768 - François Boucher -
Washerwomen 1768
Geniuses of the arts - François Boucher -
Geniuses of the arts
Lady with an Umbrella - François Boucher -
Lady with an Umbrella
The Milliner (The Morning) 1746 - François Boucher -
The Milliner (The Morning) 1746
Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour 1759 - François Boucher -
Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour 1759
Bacchantes - François Boucher -
Autumn (detail) 1745 - François Boucher -
Autumn (detail) 1745
Portrait of Mademoiselle Bergeret - François Boucher -
Portrait of Mademoiselle Bergeret
Pan and Syrinx - François Boucher -
Pan and Syrinx
Seated Nude 1738 - François Boucher -
Seated Nude 1738
Chine style 4 - François Boucher -
Chine style 4
Amor as a prisoner - François Boucher -
Amor as a prisoner
Woman's head - François Boucher -
Woman's head
The Triumph of Venus - François Boucher -
The Triumph of Venus
The Forest 1740 - François Boucher -
The Forest 1740
Le Sommeil de Venus - François Boucher -
Le Sommeil de Venus
A seated female nude - François Boucher -
A seated female nude
Juno Asking Aeolus to Release the Winds - François Boucher -
Juno Asking Aeolus to Release the Winds
Halt at the Spring - François Boucher -
Halt at the Spring
Companions of Diana - François Boucher -
Companions of Diana
Painter in his Studio - François Boucher -
Painter in his Studio
Self Portrait at Easel - François Boucher -
Self Portrait at Easel
Summer Pastoral 1749 - François Boucher -
Summer Pastoral 1749
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