François
Bust of François Boucher

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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La Belle Cuisiniere - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
La Belle Cuisiniere
L'Amour moissonneur - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
L'Amour moissonneur
The Forest 1740 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Forest 1740
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...
Bacchus and Erigone - Bacchus und Erigone (Erigone... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Bacchus and Erigone - Bacchus und Erigone (Erigone...
The Muse Erato - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
The Muse Erato
Seated Nude 1738 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Seated Nude 1738
Diana as a huntress - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Diana as a huntress
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
Nymphs, Satyrs, And Putti With Silenus Near An Altar... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Nymphs, Satyrs, And Putti With Silenus Near An Altar...
Chine style 3 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Chine style 3
Danae - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Danae
Self Portrait at Easel - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Self Portrait at Easel
Angelica and Medoro 1763 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Angelica and Medoro 1763
Jupiter and Antiope - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Jupiter and Antiope
A male nude seated in profile to the left - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A male nude seated in profile to the left
Shepherds Idyll 1768 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Shepherds Idyll 1768
Head of a girl looking down to the left wearing a scarf - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Head of a girl looking down to the left wearing a scarf
Portrait of a Lady with Muff - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Portrait of a Lady with Muff
Woman at Her Toilette - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Woman at Her Toilette
A seated female nude leaning forward and looking down... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
A seated female nude leaning forward and looking down...
Summer Pastoral 1749 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Summer Pastoral 1749
Painter in his Studio - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Painter in his Studio
Mercury reclining on a cloud, pointing to the sky with... - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
Mercury reclining on a cloud, pointing to the sky with...

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