Lot 362
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François Boucher

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • François Boucher
  • An allegory of music
  • signed center left: f boucher
  • oil on circular canvas


Jacques Doucet, Paris, until 1912;
His sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 6 June 1912, lot 133;
Baroness Valentine Springer (nee Rothschild), Vienna;
Sold forcibly to the Gemäldegalerie des Kunsthistorischen Museums, Vienna (inv. 6997) and restituted on November 26 1947;
With Galerie Segoura, Paris;
From whom purchased by the present collectors.


A. Ananoff, Boucher, Geneva 1976, vol. II, p. 123, under cat. no. 432;
S. Lillie, Was Einmal War, Czernin Verlag, Vienna 2003, page 1242.

Catalogue Note

The composition of La Musique derives from a three-figure composition, Boucher's Allegory of Music (signed and dated 1752), in the North Carolina Museum of Art (inv. no. 52.9.118). 

We are grateful to Alastair Laing for his assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.