Reclining Female Nude

François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)


Framed: 50.2 x 58.4 cm (19 3/4 x 23 in.) Sheet: 37.8 x 29 cm (14 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black, red, and white chalk on tan (formerly blue-gray) laid paper

Not On View


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Lugt 2681a, at lower right of drawing sheet ( a small oval mark placed by the Hermitage in 1928 on objects that were disposed of at Boerner Leipzig 11-13 Nov. 1930.) A small Russian imperial crown mark on mount lower right.


Sireuil, former valet de chambre of the King of France (cited on engraving by J. E. Nochez in 1763); Library of the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg (Lugt 2769 d); stamped for disposal by the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, (Lugt Suppl. 2681 a) and sold at auction by Boerner, Leipzig, 29 April 1931, lot 30; Robert Treat Paine, 2nd (1861-1943, Boston); gift 14 October 1943.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd