Francois Boucher


Francois Boucher's career began with designs for the carpet manufactory in Beauvais, France; later he even became inspector of the Parisian Gobelins Manufactory. However, the French court also held him in high esteem as a painter: In 1765, the son of a copper engraver was appointed director of the Academy and "First Painter of the King", and Madame Pompadour secured his services as a drawing teacher.

Boucher's works, which were highly popular in noble circles throughout Europe, are exemplary of the sensual trait of Rococo.

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