Young Woman with Two Amorini

Young Woman with Two Cherubs

about 1768
François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)


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.)

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Medium or Technique

Reddish brown chalk heightened with white on tan paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




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


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