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

Vulcan Presenting Venus with Arms for Aeneas

Oil on canvas, 320 x 320 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This subject was often treated by Boucher, and the Louvre has three other versions. The delightful and decorative design, full of light and charm, was woven for the series of tapestries The Loves of the Gods, and typifies the spirit of Rococo decoration.

You can view other representations of Venus and Vulcan in the Web Gallery of Art.