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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.

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Title Chinoiserie
Material and technique Oil on paper on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 52.1 cm
Height 38.1 cm
Artists Schilder: François Boucher
Accession number 2573 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist About 47 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
Research Alma
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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François Boucher

Parijs 1703 - Parijs 1770

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