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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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Self Portrait at Easel - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Self Portrait at Easel
Chine style 7 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Chine style 7
Painter in his Studio - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Painter in his Studio
Portrait of Antoine Watteau - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Portrait of Antoine Watteau
A Roman man carrying fasces and arms, seen from behind - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A Roman man carrying fasces and arms, seen from behind
A Young Woman And Youth Placing Young Birds In A Cage... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A Young Woman And Youth Placing Young Birds In A Cage...
Chine style 3 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Chine style 3
A washerwoman at a fountain with a child under a trellis - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A washerwoman at a fountain with a child under a trellis
Woman at Her Toilette - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Woman at Her Toilette
Diana as a huntress - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Diana as a huntress
Venus Restraining Cupid - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Venus Restraining Cupid
The Toilet - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Toilet
The Beautiful Country Woman - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Beautiful Country Woman
Venus and love - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Venus and love
A Chinese Potentate Carried On A Litter By Two Boys - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A Chinese Potentate Carried On A Litter By Two Boys
Portrait of a Lady with Muff - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Portrait of a Lady with Muff
A male nude seated in profile to the left - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A male nude seated in profile to the left
The Education of Cupid - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Education of Cupid
Diana Leaving her Bath (detail 2) - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Diana Leaving her Bath (detail 2)
Nymphs, Satyrs, And Putti With Silenus Near An Altar... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Nymphs, Satyrs, And Putti With Silenus Near An Altar...
The Choice Between Virtue and Vice. Hercules in the... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Choice Between Virtue and Vice. Hercules in the...
The Muse Erato - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Muse Erato
Danae - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Danae
The mill - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The mill
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