Top Ten Paintings by François Boucher

Top Ten Paintings by François Boucher

       Francois Boucher was born in Paris on September 29, 1703, as the son of decorator Nicolas Boucher. François Boucher was perhaps the most celebrated decorative artist of the 18th Century, with most of his work reflecting the Rococo style. At the young age of 17, Boucher was apprenticed by his father to François Lemoyne, however after only 3 months he went to work for the engraver Jean-François Cars. Within 3 years Boucher had already won the elite Grand Prix de Rome, although he did not take up the consequential opportunity to study in Italy until 4 years later. On his return from studying in Italy in 1731, he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture as a historical painter, and became a faculty member in 1734.

  1. The Rape of Europa (1733)

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  2. Rinaldo and Armida (1734)

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  3. A Summer Pastoral (1749)

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  4. The Birth of Venus (1740)

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  5. The Rest on the Flight to Egypt (1737)

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  6. Vulcan Presenting Arms for Aeneas to Venus (1757)

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  7. Diana’s Return from the Hunt (1745)

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  8. Venus Consoling Love (1751)

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  9. The Painter in his Studio (1753)

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  10. Diana Resting After Her Bath (1742)

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  11. Dark-Haired Odalisque (1745)

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  12. Girl Resting (1752)

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  13. The Mill (1751)

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  14. Leda and the Swan (1741)

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  15. Landscape with a Pond

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  16. Landscape near Beauvais (1745)

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  17. Madame de Pompadour (1758)

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  18. Toilet of Venus (1746)

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  19. Crossing the Bridge (1735)

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