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This small piece by noted French artist Francois Boucher was done in black, white, and colored chalks on buff paper. Delicately-rendered and classically-inspired voluptuous nudes like these, so-called boudoir art, were among the most popular works he sold to the aristocracy in the last, heady era before the French Revolution of 1789. The son of a lace designer, Boucher was born in Paris and studied briefly with painter Francois Lemoyne before traveling to Italy to study masters like Tiepolo and Rubens whose influence is evident in the lush forms and glowing pastel shades of his works. He was the most...
Created by: Boucher, Francois