Young Woman with Two Amorini

Young Woman with Two Cherubs

about 1768
François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)


Dimensions

Sheet: 22.1 x 29.2 cm (8 11/16 x 11 1/2 in.) Framed: 38.7 x 47.6 cm (15 1/4 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2538

Medium or Technique

Reddish brown chalk heightened with white on tan paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Inscribed on verso of 18c mount, Given me by Boucher/ J. Reynolds

Provenance

Probably 1768, given by the artist to Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364), London; May 26, 1794 and following days, his first posthumous sale, London, Poggi, in lot 904, 905, or 906. By 1928, Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam. Koch collection, Holland. 1948, Schaeffer Gallery, New York; Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island), purchased 1948; his bequest to MFA, 1965.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection