François Boucher

Allegory of Music

François Boucher - Allegory of Music

François Boucher
Allegory of Music
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


Collection catalogues
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


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

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1946.7.2

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