Violinist, François Boucher
François Boucher
Violinist
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François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, La musique, 1762, Tapisserie. Standort unbekannt

Part of the same work group

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Collation, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 330,2 x 259,1 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.3, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, Girl with Grapes, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 281,9 x 82,6 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.6, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Parrot, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 279,4 x 53,3 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.7, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Hunter, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 281,9 x 82,6 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.6, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Charlatan and the Peep Show, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 283,2 x 407,7 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.1, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Gypsy Fortune-Teller, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 292,1 x 201,9 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.2, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Egg Seller, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 276,9 x 76,2 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.8, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Dance, 1744–1753, Wolle, Seide, 322,6 x 241,3 cm. Inv. Nr. 42.34, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher: Fêtes italiennes, The Gardener, 1762, Wolle, Seide, 280,7 x 185,4 cm. Inv. Nr. 64.145.4, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

François Boucher

Violinist, ca. 1736 – 1746


Blatt
247 x 179 mm
Inventory Number
1042
Object Number
1042 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

In the years after Watteau’s death, François Boucher was the most influential painter of the Rococo. As a young man he carried out numerous etchings after drawings by his older colleague, thus acquiring the latter’s technique and style. In the three- chalk technique characteristic of Watteau, Boucher here drew a musician sitting on a wall and tuning his violin. He has appar- ently closed his eyes as he listens to the sounds of his instrument with calm concentration.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Violinist
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Rosenberg/Prat 1996.III.1192.R.162
  • Nicht bei Parker/Mathey
  • Ananoff 1966.I.95.293

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

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48CC751 one person with musical instrument, not playing - CC - out of doors
Secondary
  • 31A2352 sitting on an elevation
  • 48CC7311 violin, fiddle - CC - out of doors
  • 41A54 fence, wall, paling
  • 31A2626(+0) sitting or lying with one leg stretched forward and the other leg drawn up (+ variant)
  • 48CC72 musician - CC - out of doors

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19.02.2024