Frau im Profil, nach rechts gehend, François Boucher, François Boucher  workshop
François Boucher, François Boucher
Frau im Profil, nach rechts gehend
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François Boucher
François Boucher workshop

Frau im Profil, nach rechts gehend, 1752


Blatt
519 x 401 mm
Inventory Number
1229
Object Number
1229 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The two large-scale drawings of elegantly dressed ladies (Obj. No. 1228 Z and 1229 Z) were conceived as companion pieces. Boucher made pointed use of the white and black chalk to lend the sumptuous garments plasticity and make the materiality of the heavy silks palpable. He modelled the ridges and valleys formed by the fabric and gave it a lustrous sheen. In these works, Boucher monumental- ized the ladies of Watteau’s fêtes galantes.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Frau im Profil, nach rechts gehend
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet unten links (mit grauem Stift): F. Boucher / 1752
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit der Feder): françois Boucher, Ecole français; (mit Bleistift): 1829; A[?] 322.0
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D15(+3) adult woman (+ sideview, profile)
Secondary
  • 41D211 dress, gown
  • 41D27 drapery, draped garment, 'Gewandgebung'
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure

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15.02.2021