Neptune Rescuing Amymone

François Boucher

(1703 - Paris - 1770)
Black chalk, with stumping, and white chalk on blue paper faded to buff, with framing lines in brown ink 27.8 x 37.5 cm (11 x 14.8 in.) Laid down on an 18th century French mount, with the blind stamp of the mountmaker Jean- Baptiste Glomy (Lugt 1085, showing his full surname) applied twice, once near the lower right corner of the mount and again in the centre, just below the bottom of the oval composition. Inscribed ‘F.Boucher’ in brown ink near the lower right corner of the mount
Abel-François Poisson de Vandières, Marquis de Marigny et de Menars, Paris; His posthumous sale, Paris, Place des Victoires, Hôtel de Menars (Basan & Joullain), 18 March 1782 onwards, part of lot 289 (‘L’Aurore & Céphale, & la Colere de Neptune. Ces deux morceaux sont aux crayons noir & blanc, sur papier bleu.’, both sold framed for 91,2 livres); Veil-Picard collection, Paris; Anonymous sale, Paris, Artcurial, 19 June 2007, part of lot 21; Wildenstein, New York
Alexandre Ananoff and Daniel Wildenstein, L’opera completa di François Boucher, Milan, 1980, no. 509, p. 127
Alexandre Ananoff and Daniel Wildenstein, François Boucher, Lausanne and Paris, 1976, Vol. II, no. 483/1, fig. 1363, p. 161
L. Soullié and Ch. Masson, François Boucher, Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint et dessiné de François Boucher, Paris, 1906, no. 533 (as Neptune, Colère de), p. 31
Alexandre Ananoff, L’oeuvre dessiné de François Boucher (1703-1770), Paris, 1966, Vol. I, no. 920 (as La Colère de Neptune), p. 239
Edith Appleton Standen, European Post- Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, Vol. I, no. 57, pp. 393-394


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"Sixteenth to Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolours"

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