Nymphs and River Gods, François Boucher
François Boucher
Nymphs and River Gods
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François Boucher

Nymphs and River Gods, ca. 1735 – 1740


Blatt
159 x 266 mm
Inventory Number
1165
Object Number
1165 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The energetic pen drawing, which may stand in connection with Boucher's fountain designs engraved in copper, but also seems to claim its own artistic right, combines nature and art (the sculpted relief) with the nudes of old bearded river gods and young beautiful water nymphs. The result is a peculiar combination of an Arcadian antique scene and the atmosphere of a rococo park.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Nymphs and River Gods
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Ananoff 1966.I.233.899

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 92L3(+2) nymphs (in general); 'Ninfe in commune' (Ripa) (+ love-affairs)
  • 92K1(+2) river-gods (+ love-affairs)
Secondary
  • 31A2364 lying on one side, with uplifted upper part of the body and leaning on the arm
  • 25II9(+0) landscape with ruins - II - ideal landscapes (+ variant)

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Last update

19.02.2024