Madame de Pompadour
François Boucher (1703-1770)

Madame de Pompadour,

1756
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
205 x 161 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XII
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
HUW 18
Acquisition
Dauerleihgabe der HypoVereinsbank, Member of UniCredit. - 1971 erworben durch die Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank.
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
François Boucher, Madame de Pompadour, 1756, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Dj4mX97G5A (Last updated on 24.02.2022)
Madame de Pompadour was the official mistress of King Louis XV of France. She gained considerable influence and advised the king in political matters, too. François Boucher presents her in an elaborately embellished afternoon dress surrounded by books, correspondence, sheets of music and drawings as a beautiful and educated woman—just as the sitter herself, who commissioned the picture, wanted to be perceived. At the beginning of 1756 she was appointed lady-in-waiting to the queen and had, as such, a recognised position at court.

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