François Boucher

The Toilette of Venus



François Boucher - The Toilette of Venus



François Boucher
The Toilette of Venus
1751
108.3 x 85.1 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated right on the step: ƒ. Boucher 1751
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920


Literature

Yuriko Jackall et al., America collects eighteenth-century French painting, Washington; London, 2017, plate 2



Provenance

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, marquise de Pompadour, appartement des bains, château de Bellevue, and later hôtel d'Évreux, Paris, until d. 1764
her brother, Abel François Poisson, marquis de Ménars, Paris, 1764–d. 1781
his estate sale, Basan & Joullain, Paris, 18 March – 6 April 1782, nr. 19, for 587 livres to Chéreau
Jean Nicolas de Boullongne, until 1787
his estate sale, Georges & Bizet, Paris, 19-24 November 1787, nr. 6, for 460 livres to Le Brun
with Le Brun, Paris, from 1787
vicomte Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Paris, until 1788
his sale, Le Brun, Paris, 21-30 April 1788, nr. 156, for 390 livres to Marin
Jean François (?) Marin, 1788–d. 1790
his estate sale, Le Brun, jeune & Saubert, Paris, 22 March 1790, nr. 336 (with reversed dimensions), for 316 livres to Le Brun jeune
?by descent in the family of the comtes de la Béraudière
comte Jacques Victor de la Béraudière, Paris, by 1880–d. 1885
his estate sale, Mannheim, Féral, Haro et al., Paris, 18-30 May 1885, nr. 4, ill., for Fr 133,000 to Lacroix
with C.J. Wertheimer, London
sold by 1895 to Mrs. Vanderbilt
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, New York, until 1895
William K. Vanderbilt, New York, 1895–d. 1920
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External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 20.155.9

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François Boucher Fountain of Venus
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