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François Boucher (Paris 1703 - Paris 1770), attr. - Ceres sleeping

Ceres sleeping

Lot-Nr. 13 | François Boucher (Paris 1703 - Paris 1770), attr.

Ceres sleeping | Result 32.200 €

Oil/canvas, 40 x 32 cm, slightly rest., relined. - Expert report: Alexandre Ananoff, Paris, 1976, copy. He dates it to ca. 1731. The painting was by then only known by a print, the model of which Ananoff identified in the present painting. Ananoff intended to include it in the republication of the catalogue raisoné. Cf. cat. rais.: Ananoff 1984, no. 68, as lost. - Provenance: Art market, Paris, bevor 1794; since 1796 in the collection of Count Gustaf Trolle, chamberlain of the Swedish kings Gustav III a. Gustav IV, on Säfstaholm castle; art market, Stockholm 1985. - Painter, graphic artist a. stage designer, main exponent of French rococo, trained by F. Lemoyne a. J. Cars, was awarded the Prix de Rome, court painter to Louis XV, stage designer in chief of the Paris opera a. artistic director of the royal tapestry manufacture, his erotic depictions of mythology, portraits a. most of all his pastoral idylls represent quintessentially the art of French rococo a. became distinctive for french painting, one of his most prominent commissioners was madame Pompadour. - Mus.: In major collections all over the World. - Lit: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.

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