• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 219

    François Boucher (Paris 1703-1770) and Studio

    Putti blowing bubbles

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    François Boucher (Paris 1703-1770) and Studio
    Putti blowing bubbles
    signed 'F. Boucher' (lower right)
    oil on canvas with the corners made up
    29½ x 53 in. (74.9 x 134.6 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Mr. Alastair Laing for confirming the attribution to François Boucher and workshop from a transparency (private communication, 20 October 2004). He dates the composition to the mid- 1730s, when the artist and his studio produced a number of pictures of this subject for decorative purposes.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 1 February 2005, lot 82 ($31,200).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY