Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


François Boucher

Nationality: French
Date of birth: 29 September 1703
Place of birth: Paris
Date of death: 30 May 1770
Place of death: Paris
Category: painter


A painter in the Rococo style, Boucher is known for his idyllic and sensuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. He was one of the most celebrated painters of the 18th century, and still immensely popular in the 19th century..


Whistler copied Boucher's Diane au bain (Musée du Louvre) (see Copy after Boucher's 'Diane au bain' y020).


'François Boucher (1703–1770)', Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art online. 'François Boucher', Wikipedia; Alastair Laing et al, François Boucher, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998.