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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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Catalogue raisonné," Paris, 1966, I, no. 499; Alexandre Ananoff and Daniel Wildenstein, "François Boucher," Lausanne and Paris, 1976, no. 519/5, fig. 1440.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/80.64_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/80.64_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/80.64_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/80.64_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "14757", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 20684, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/20684", "Disp_Access_No" : "2021.77", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "La Pêche (after Boucher)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet", "Sort_Artist" : "Beauvarlet, Jacques Firmin", "Disp_Dimen" : "14 x 10 1/4 in. 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