Mars and Venus by François Boucher

A sketch for one of the tapestries illustrating Les Amours des Dieux.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
58 x 66 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Woven by the Beauvais factory to Boucher's designs in 1749.

Provenance

Auguiot sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1875; Duc de Bojano posthumous sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1882.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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