French Painting and Sculpture in the 15th-18th Centuries


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Unknown French master: Virgin, 15th century François Clouet: Elisabeth, Queen of France, c. 1571 Antoine Coysevox: Louis XIV, c. 1686 François Boucher: Autumn pastoral, 1749
Jean Fouquet: Book of Hours of Étienne de Chevalier, c. 1452-60 Pierre Bontemps: Tomb of Francis I and Claude de France (detail), 1549-59 Nicolas Poussin: The Institution of the Eucharist, 1640 Jean-Antoine Houdon: Voltaire, 1781

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 20 minutes):
François Couperin: Les Nations - La Française