This is a beautiful hand colored etching, by Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770)? titled “In October”.
Image measures 10.5″ x 7.5″. Etching with border measures 19″ x 15″. Published on arches paper in 1982.
Comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity.
This piece is in excellent condition, and has never been framed.
More than any other artist, François Boucher (1703–1770) is associated with the formulation of the mature Rococo style and its dissemination throughout Europe. Among the most prolific of his generation, he worked in virtually every medium and every genre, creating a personal idiom that found wide reproduction in print form. He was highly adept at marketing his work, providing designs for all manner of decorative arts, from porcelain to tapestry. Boucher’s insistence on a painterly surface and adoption of a high-toned palette favoring blues and pinks was well suited to Rococo interiors, but was the target of critical derision late in his career when the style fell from favor. Boucher’s most original contribution to Rococo painting was his reinvention of the pastoral, a form of idealized landscape populated by shepherds and shepherdesses in silk dress, enacting scenes of erotic and sentimental love.