Like other French artists of his time, Boucher was intrigued by figures in Chinese costume. This piece of 'chinoiserie' shows an old man sitting with a fishing rod and a boy holding up a parasol. A Chinese lady lies sweet talking the man. In the background is a pagoda. The painting was possibly intended for the boudoir of Madame de Pompadour in Château Bellevue.
Zhen Zhang asked
Hi, I am very interested in Francois Boucher's Chinoiserie painting (ca.1750). Would it be possible if you can tell me the size and material of this painting? Thank you!
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Hi Zhen, the work is in oil on paper on canvas and the dimensions are 38,1 x 52,1 cm. You can find this and other basic information yourself by scrolling down and click the button 'show more details'. Kind regards, Els
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|Material and technique||Oil on paper on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width Error: 52,1 is not a valid BCD value cm
Height Error: 38,1 is not a valid BCD value cm
|Accession number||2573 (OK)|
|Credits||Acquired with the collection of D.G. Van Beuningen, 1958|
|Creation date||in circa 1750|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
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