Sep 16, 2010

Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid

second or third quarter 18th century

François Boucher

(French, 1703–1770)

Black chalk with stumping heightened with white chalk on blue laid paper; framing lines in brown ink

Support: Blue laid paper

Sheet: 20.8 x 32.6 cm (8 3/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Gift of Richard Owen 1942.538



Although this sketch is similar to drawings by Boucher, a talented pupil or another artist striving to emulate Boucher probably made it.

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