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

The Mill

Oil on canvas, 66 x 84 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

On his return from Rome, Boucher painted imaginary views of the Italian countryside. Later he turned to the melancholy, picturesque beauty of the French countryside; on several occasions he took the mill of Quiquengrone at Charenton for his model.