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Hommage Champètre (Pastorale) in Nouveaux Morceaux pour des Paravents [New Concepts for Screens]

François Boucher1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Vertical panel design with a pagoda motif, top center, an architectural ruin showing the capital of a column, an urn, a broken column, interspersed with garlands and leaves. In the central scene a young man is about to lay a wreath of flowers upon the head of a young woman who is reclining amongst bushes, leaves, and branches. Two putti appear below.

Details

  • Title: Hommage Champètre (Pastorale) in Nouveaux Morceaux pour des Paravents [New Concepts for Screens]
  • Creator: François Boucher
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching and engraving on white laid paper
  • Viewing Notes: One of a set of five panels for a fold-up screen. The other designs in the series include Rocaille (Rococo Motifs); Triomphe de Priape; and Léda, all etched by Claude Duflos; and Triomphe de Pomone (Triumph of Pomona) etched by Charles Nicolas Cochin the Younger.
  • Provenance: From the Collection of Léon Decloux
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Inscribed: On plate, lower center, in the image: HOMMAGE CHAMPÈTRE; lower left: F. Boucher Pinxit; lower right: C.L. Duflos Sculp.; lower center: A Paris chez De Larmessin, graveur du Roy rue des Noyers à la deuxieme Porte cochere à gauche entrant par la rue St. Jacques. A.P.D.R.
  • Dimensions: Platemark: 50 x 25.5 cm (19 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)Sheet: 63.9 x 44.5 cm (25 3/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

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