BOUCHER, François
(b. 1703, Paris, d. 1770, Paris)

Pastoral Landscape

c. 1765
Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm
Private collection

The picture shows a pastoral landscape with washerwomen and a couple on a river bank. This pastoral scene reflects all the charm of François Boucher's work. It reveals aptly the gentle blending between observation of reality and idealization.