François Boucher

Allegory of Music

François Boucher - Allegory of Music

Literature
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 449
Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 5


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. 1
M. Féral. Gustave Rothan, Paris, by 1874
his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 29-31 May 1890, nr. 122
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 Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
gift 1946 to NGA

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Other works by François Boucher

François Boucher - Mercury confiding the Infant Bacchus to the Nymphs
Mercury confiding the Infant Bacchus to the Nymphs

François Boucher - Are They Thinking about the Grape?
Are They Thinking about the Grape?
1747

François Boucher - Jupiter and Callisto
Jupiter and Callisto
1769

François Boucher - The Rising of the Sun
The Rising of the Sun
1753

François Boucher
Allegory of Music
1764
103.5 x 130 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right in black paint, FB in monogram: FBoucher 1764
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Samuel H. Kress Collection