Ruhendes Mädchen
François Boucher (1703-1770)

Ruhendes Mädchen,

1752
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
59 x 73 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1166
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
François Boucher, Ruhendes Mädchen, 1752, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZMLJrPbLJv (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
A young girl is lying stark naked on a chaise longue; a small brazier on the floor provides warmth. Are we looking at a model of Boucher’s who was taken by King Louis XV to be his mistress in 1753? This has long been supposed—but cannot be proven. Scenes like this were popular among collectors and were to be found in small private picture galleries. Another version, dated 1751, is now in the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne.

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