An attractive composition, Boucher has depicted young women by a water fountain, others appearing to wash clothes in the background, and one of the central figures transports water in a vase on her head.
Hubert Robert borrows the three central figures in this drawing and uses them in reverse in his own Washerwomen and Shepherd at a Well.1
We are grateful to Alastair Laing, who, from seeing the drawing in the original, has confirmed the attribution to Boucher.
1. Sale, London, Christie's, 1 July 1997, lot 156
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