19 September 2002
A CHINESE-EXPORT REVERSE MIRROR-PAINTING-ON-GLASS
Late 18th century
The rectangular scene after Boucher depicting Venus bathing in a wooded landscape, in a later giltwood frame, the frame stamped twice 'AOH' in a circle and flanked by '1' and '95'
21¾ x 18½ in. (55.5 x 47 cm.) overall, including frame
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The vignette of the nature deity Venus derives from Jean-Baptiste Michel's engraving after F. Boucher issued in 1781 and entitled 'Venus sortant du Bain' (P. Jean-Richard, l'Oeuvre gravé de François Boucher, Paris, 1978, no. 1425).
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