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ID: 500032143
 
Record Type: Person
Boucher, François (French painter, etcher, and draftsman, 1703-1770)

Note: French Rococo artist who epitomizes the frivolous and elegant court life of France in the mid-18th century. During his early career he was closely associated with Watteau, many of whose paintings he engraved. Boucher was a successful and incredibly prolific artistic who had a major impact on both fine and decorative art of the 18th century. He is particularly noted for having reinvented the genre of the pastoral, creating images of shepherds and shepherdesses as sentimental lovers that was taken up in a variety of medium. Boucher's sketchy manner of painting helped to promote painterliness as an end in itself. This trend dominated French painting until the emergence of Neoclassicism, when the tides of criticism turned against Boucher and his followers. French painter, etcher, and draftsman.

Names:
Boucher, François (preferred,V,index,LC)
François Boucher (V,display)
Francois Boucher (V)
Bouché, François (V)
Bouche, François (V)
Boucher, Francois, the elder (V)
Boucher, Francois (V)
Bouchet, François (V)
Bouchez, François (V)
Bourcher, François (V)
Boucher, Francis (V)
Bushe, Fransua (U)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)
Parisian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
engraver (printmaker)
etcher
draftsman
designer
tapestry designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Natoire, Charles-Joseph  from 1737 to 1739 on the restoration of the Hôtel de Soubise, Paris
................................  (French painter, 1700-1777, active also in Italy) [500004884]
employee of ....  Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory  1736-1755
....................  (French tapestry factory, active 1664, combined with Gobelins 1940) [500055293]
employee of ....  Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory  
....................  (French tapestry manufactory, active from 1662 to the present) [500034110]
parent by marriage (in-law) of ....  Deshays, Jean Baptiste Henri  
....................................................  (French painter, 1729-1765) [500014789]
parent of ....  Boucher, Juste-Nathan  
................  (French ornamental painter and engraver, 1736-1782) [500028922]
parent of ....  Deshays, Jeanne Elizabeth Victoire  
................  (French gentlewoman, 18th century) [500103223]
patron was ....  Pompadour, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de  
..................  (French noble, patron, and engraver, 1721-1764) [500020051]
patron was ....  Tessin, Carl Gustaf  
..................  (Swedish diplomat and architect, 1695-1770) [500042119]
related to (familial) ....  Boullée, Étienne-Louis  
......................................  (French architect and writer, 1728-1799) [500004729]
spouse of ....  Boucher, Marie-Jeanne Buzeau  
................  (French gentlewoman, 1716-1796) [500282535]
student of ....  Lemoyne, François  
..................  (French painter, 1688-1737) [500027784]
teacher of ....  Charlier, Jacques  
..................  (French painter, ca. 1720-1790) [500029505]
teacher of ....  Cotibert, François  
..................  (French genre painter and draftsman, active 18th century) [500051723]
teacher of ....  David, Jacques-Louis  
..................  (French painter and draftsman, 1748-1825) [500115221]
teacher of ....  Drouais, François Hubert  
..................  (French painter and portraitist, 1727-1775) [500115441]
teacher of ....  Fragonard, Jean-Honoré  ca. 1749
..................  (French painter and draftsman, 1732-1806) [500115329]
teacher of ....  Julliard, Jacques Nicolas  
..................  (French landscapist, 1715-1790) [500013391]
teacher of ....  Ménageot, François-Guillaume  
..................  (French painter, 1744-1816) [500022295]
teacher of ....  Ravenet, Simon Francis, the younger  
..................  (French engraver, 1748-ca. 1814) [500054164]
teacher of ....  Saint-Quentin, Jacques Philippe Joseph de  
..................  (French painter and draftsman, 1738-after 1780) [500001771]
teacher of ....  West, Robert  
..................  (Irish draftsman, active from 1735, died 1770) [500124239]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Boucher, François (I)

Biographies:
(French painter, etcher, and draftsman, 1703-1770) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French painter, 1703-1770) ..... [AVERY]
(French artist, 1703-1770) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(French, 1703-1770) ..... [JPGM]
(French painter, engraver & designer, 1703-1770) ..... [VP]
(French painter and designer; b. 1703 Paris, France; d. 1770 Paris) ..... [VP]
(French painter, 1703-1770) ..... [PROV]
(French painter, 1703-1770) ..... [GRLPSC]
(French painter, printmaker, 1703-1770) ..... [BHA]
(French artist, 1703-1770) ..... [WCP]
(artist, 1703-1770) ..... [GRL]
(French painter, 1703-1770) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Bouché, François ........ [VP]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Bouche, François ........ [VP]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Boucher, Francis ........ [VP]
..................................  Domesday Book (1985) 321
Boucher, François ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50042112
....................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 67
....................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
Boucher, Francois ........ [JPGM Preferred, PROV]
....................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
Boucher, Francois, the elder ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
......................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
......................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Bouchet, François ........ [VP]
....................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Bouchez, François ........ [VP]
....................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Bourcher, François ........ [VP]
......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Bushe, Fransua ........ [GRL]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50042112
François Boucher ........ [PROV, VP]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Francois Boucher ........ [PROV]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bailey et al., Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard (2003)
....................  Balteau et al., Dictionnaire de biographie française (1933-)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 321
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 16 December 2004
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 67
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 16 December 2004
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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