20 - 21 April 2005
A MINTON RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'LE PANIER MISTERIEUX'
Mid-19th century, paper retailer's label for T.(homas) Goode & Co., London
Finely painted after Boucher with a shepherd secretly leaving a basket at the foot of a young sleeping maiden as her spaniel looks on, before monuments in a wooded garden
15¼ x 12¾ in. (28.8 x 32.3 cm.), within a giltwood frame
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See Pierrette Jean-Richeard, L'Oeuvre Gravé de François Boucher dans la Collection Edmond de Rothschild, Paris, 1978, p. 259 fig. 1030 for the derivation of the group from an engraving by René Gaillard.
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