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Pastoral  1730

by François Boucher

During his twenties, Boucher spent three years in Italy on a prestigious scholarship sponsored by the French Academy of Art, and paintings like this one show the influence of 16th-century Venetian artists. The critic Denis Diderot (1713–84), who later became Boucher’s most outspoken enemy, praised these early Italianate works, which he admired for their fresh colors and vi...
H: 25 x W: 28 x D: 3 1/2 in. (63.5 x 71.1 x 8.9 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum