Idyllic Landscape with Woman Fishing
Idyllic Landscape with Woman Fishing

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Idyllic Landscape with Woman Fishing

François Boucher (French, 1703-1770)


In addition to being the foremost decorative painter of the Rococo era, Boucher was also a distinguished painter of landscapes. Indeed, the most common function of landscape painting in 18th-century France was a decorative one. Landscape was still regarded as a lowly genre, not to be taken too seriously.

Like most of Boucher's landscapes this one is inspired by picturesque motifs of the French countryside: the herdsman, the woman fishing, the artfully tumbledown ruins, lush vegetation and radiant sky.

Object Information

artist
François Boucher (French, 1703-1770)
creation date
1761
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
18-1/2 x 26 in.
accession number
60.248
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors