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Chinoiserie

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  • 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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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 Error: 52,1 is not a valid BCD value cm
Height Error: 38,1 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Painter: François Boucher
Accession number 2573 (OK)
Credits Acquired with the collection of D.G. Van Beuningen, 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Creation date in circa 1750
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
Research Show research Alma
Material
Object
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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François Boucher

Parijs 1703 - Parijs 1770

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