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Studio of François Boucher
VENUS DISARMING CUPID
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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56
Studio of François Boucher
VENUS DISARMING CUPID
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Studio of François Boucher
PARIS 1703 - 1770
VENUS DISARMING CUPID
bears indistinct signature lower left: Boucher 
oil on canvas, unframed
38 by 31 5/8 in.; 96.5 by 80.3 cm.
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Catalogue Note

The present painting repeats a composition by Boucher, signed lower right f. Boucher, which was sold along with a companion, Cupid Caressing Venus, London, Phillips, 4 July 2000, lot 77. The original works, oval in format, were commissioned by Louis XV to decorate the "appartement des bains" at the royal Château de Choisy. Boucher used the theme of Venus Disarming Cupid in a number of compositions (see for example J. Baillio (ed.), The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier: A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York, exhibition catalogue, New York 2005-6, p. 210, fig. 78b) and as Colin Bailey has recognized, he was inspired by Watteau's picture of the same subject in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (see Baillio, op.cit, p. 195).

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