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

A Summer Pastoral

Oil on canvas, 259 x 197 cm
Wallace Collection, London

This painting and its companion piece, An Autumn Pastoral (also in the Wallace Collection), were commissioned by the financier Trudaine for his new château at Montigny-Lencoup, together with four overdoors by Oudry which are also in the Wallace Collection.

These great pastorals offer a characteristic Boucher blend of elegance and ruticity.

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