François Boucher

Allegory of Painting



François Boucher - Allegory of Painting

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 446
Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 4


Provenance

Possibly Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1745-1777)
Traditionally said to have been brought into France by the early 19th century by Général de Saint-Maurice. M. Maillet du Boullay, Paris
his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 January 1870, nr. 2
M. Féral
Gustave Rothan, Paris, by 1874
his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 29-31 May 1890, nr. 123
Fréret
Adèle, 4th duchesse de Dino (née Adèle Livingston Sampson, 1842-1912; married first to Frederick W. Stevens), Paris, by 1907
probably by inheritance to her daughter, Countess Mabel Stevens Orlowski (married 1891 to Count Mieczyslaw Orlowski (1865-1929))
with Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London, sold 1942 to the Kress Foundation
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
gift 1946 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1946.7.1

Other works by François Boucher


François Boucher The Love Letter
The Love Letter
1750

François Boucher Daphnis and Chloe
Daphnis and Chloe
1743

François Boucher Bacchus and Erigone
Bacchus and Erigone
1745

François Boucher Mars and Venus surprised by Vulcan
Mars and Venus surprised by Vulcan
1754

François Boucher
Allegory of Painting
1765
101.5 x 130 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right in black paint: FBoucher (FB in monogram) - 1765
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Samuel H. Kress Collection