Support: Antique laid paper
Sheet: 32.5 x 23.5 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2016.7
Catalogue raisonné: Baudicour 42, state I/IV
Late in life Boucher became Louis XV’s premier painter, but he began his career working as an etcher, tasked with reproducing drawings by other artists. Boucher’s effortless etching style is a testament to his excellent draftsmanship, a skill that served him well not only as a painter but as a designer of tapestries, ceramic figurines, and other decorative goods. Here, in one of his own compositions, Boucher portrays the climax of the Greek myth when Perseus swoops in to rescue the princess Andromeda, who was chained to a rock cliff as a sacrifice to the sea monster Cetus.
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