François Boucher

French, 1703–1770

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In 1765, François Boucher was awarded the two highest honors among the French arts establishment—appointed as first painter to the king and head of The Royal Academy. Boucher was one of the most celebrated decorative artists of the 18th century, …

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US$2.4m, Sotheby's, 2014
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The Rest on the Hunt
Sold on Jul 12, 2021
£56,250
US$78,176
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Painting
oil on canvas
41.0 x 51.0 cm
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Realized Price
£56,250
Auction Sale
Jul 12, 2021
Christie's
The Rest on the Hunt
oil on canvas
Jul 12, 2021
Christie's
£56,250
US$78,176
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Painting
41.0 x 51.0 cm
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Jul 12, 2021
Christie's
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£56,250
Recumbent Female Nude, with Cupid, 1762
Sold on Jul 7, 2021
£50,400
US$69,573
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Work on Paper
Black and white chalk, with touches of point of the brush and black ink wash, within black ink framing lines
30.8 x 23.4 cm
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£50,400
Auction Sale
Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Recumbent Female Nude, with Cupid, 1762
Black and white chalk, with touches of point of the brush and black ink wash, within black ink framing lines
Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
£50,400
US$69,573
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Work on Paper
30.8 x 23.4 cm
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Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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£50,400
Les villageois à la pêche, 1766
Sold on Jul 7, 2021
£315,000
US$434,832
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Painting
oil on canvas
60.0 x 76.2 cm
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£315,000
Auction Sale
Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Les villageois à la pêche, 1766
oil on canvas
Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
£315,000
US$434,832
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Painting
60.0 x 76.2 cm
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Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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£315,000
Le départ pour la pêche, 1756
Sold on Jul 7, 2021
£201,600
US$278,293
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Painting
oil on canvas
58.2 x 71.5 cm
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£201,600
Auction Sale
Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Le départ pour la pêche, 1756
oil on canvas
Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
£201,600
US$278,293
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Painting
58.2 x 71.5 cm
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Jul 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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£201,600
A standing young woman and others gathering flowers (‘La Jardinière’)
Sold on Jul 6, 2021
£11,250
US$15,585
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Work on Paper
black chalk, within framing lines in pen and black ink
21.2 x 27.2 cm
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£11,250
Auction Sale
Jul 6, 2021
Christie's
A standing young woman and others gathering flowers (‘La Jardinière’)
black chalk, within framing lines in pen and black ink
Jul 6, 2021
Christie's
£11,250
US$15,585
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Work on Paper
21.2 x 27.2 cm
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Jul 6, 2021
Christie's
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£11,250
Study of legs
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
€3,900
US$4,747
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Work on Paper
Sanguine and white chalk
17.5 x 9.1 cm
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€3,900
Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
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Study of legs
Sanguine and white chalk
Jun 9, 2021
Artcurial
€3,900
US$4,747
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Work on Paper
17.5 x 9.1 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
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€3,900
The Three Graces and Love
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
€14,300
US$17,407
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Work on Paper
Pen and black ink, brown wash heightened with white
28.0 x 23.7 cm
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€14,300
Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
Artcurial
The Three Graces and Love
Pen and black ink, brown wash heightened with white
Jun 9, 2021
Artcurial
€14,300
US$17,407
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Work on Paper
28.0 x 23.7 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Artcurial
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€14,300
Head of a young woman, 1865
Sold on Jan 27, 2021
US$63,000
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Work on Paper
Black chalk heightened with white
24.9 x 34.9 cm
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US$63,000
Auction Sale
Jan 27, 2021
Sotheby's
Head of a young woman, 1865
Black chalk heightened with white
Jan 27, 2021
Sotheby's
US$63,000
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Work on Paper
24.9 x 34.9 cm
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Jan 27, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$63,000
Reclining female nude, seen from behind, 1703-1770
Sold on Jan 14, 2021
US$21,250
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Work on Paper
red and white chalk, on light brown paper
26.5 x 32.6 cm
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US$21,250
Auction Sale
Jan 14, 2021
Christie's
Reclining female nude, seen from behind, 1703-1770
red and white chalk, on light brown paper
Jan 14, 2021
Christie's
US$21,250
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Work on Paper
26.5 x 32.6 cm
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Jan 14, 2021
Christie's
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US$21,250
Venus discovering the dead Adonis
Sold on Oct 15, 2020
US$687,500
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Painting
oil on canvas
63.0 x 81.0 cm
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Realized Price
US$687,500
Auction Sale
Oct 15, 2020
Christie's
Venus discovering the dead Adonis
oil on canvas
Oct 15, 2020
Christie's
US$687,500
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Painting
63.0 x 81.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 15, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
US$687,500