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

Apollo Revealing his Divinity before the Shepherdess Isse

Oil on canvas, 129 x 158 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours

The subject of the love of Apollo and the shepherdess Isse is taken from Ovid's metamorphoses. The painting was commissioned from Boucher in 1749 by the Direction des Bâtiments du Roi.