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

Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour

Oil on canvas, 201 x 157 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

All his portraits of Madame de Pompadour are characterized by directness and emphasis upon spontaneity. He placed her reading, reclining, and well equipped with books. She pauses in her reading.