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As a rococo painter, François Boucher worked primarily in the service of Madame de Pompadour, mistress to Louis XV. His paintings satisfied the taste of a sophisticated public which was sensitive to the most subtle relations of color and liked pictures hung on the light paneling of even the smallest room. This intimate painting of "Venus and Cupid," with its sensuously modeled nudes, embodies the French 18th century tendency to transform the Baroque style into one of more delicate elaboration and elegance. An 18th-century engraving, which P. Aveline made after the painting, is inscribed "F. Boucher pinxit." 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His sumptuous attire, the exquisite workmanship of his desk and chair, and the theatrical backdrop of cloth are calculated to impress the viewer with the archbishop's power and wealth. [Gallery label text, 2008]", "Dedication" : "Gift of the Women's Council of the Memorial Art Gallery", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "French", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Per Barryte or Rosenthal, note on back of stretcher: “1655-1746 / Charles Gaspard Guillaume de Vintim. 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A member of the Academy throughout his career, his paintings were regularly included in the annual Salon exhibitions. [Gallery label text, 2011]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Paul T. 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