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Le Moineau Apprivoisé [The Tame Sparrow]
Le Moineau Apprivoisé [The Tame Sparrow] Dedié à Monsieur Darcy Ecuyer Par son tres humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur et Ami Gaillard.
F. Boucher pinxit / R. Gaillard Sculpsit
A Paris chés l'Auteur; rue St Jacques, au dessus des Jacobins, entre un Perruquier et une Lingere.
Engraving, platemark 420 x 455mm (16½ x 18"). Large margins; Repairs; very small pinholes in sky.
Capriccio combining rural river landscape with children and cattle, with classical ruins and statuary, after a painting by François Boucher (1703-70), arguably the most influential French artist of the 18th century. This was due in no small measure to the many engravings after his work such as this, which are believed to have been part of a deliberate strategy which Boucher was involved in to market his works and increase sales of his paintings.
[Ref: 38673]   £260.00  
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La Reveuse.  [The Dreamer.]
La Reveuse. [The Dreamer.]
Fr. Boucher D. Aveline le jeune sc.
a Paris ches Audran rue S. Jacques a la Ville de Paris [n.d., c.1765.]
Etching, 315 x 205mm. 12½ x 8". Full margins.
A Chinese girl in robes sitting against a wall in a landscape; her fan is on the ground in front of her. After François Boucher (1703 - 1770).
[Ref: 19617]   £260.00  
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[Ier Corps de Garde.][in ink]
[Ier Corps de Garde.][in ink]
F. Boucher del. Huquier filius sculp.
[AParis chés Buldet rue de Gesvres.] [n.d. c.1756.]
Etching and engraving, paper watermarked, working proof ?. Plate 355 x 228mm. 14 x 9". Trimmed.
Five guards gathered around a drum, playing dice, in a wooded landscape with bas-relief in the background.
[Ref: 27699]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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II.e Corps de Garde.
II.e Corps de Garde.
F. Boucher del. Huquier filius sculp.
Aparis, chés Buldet, rue de Gesvres. [n.d. c.1756.]
Etching and engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 355 x 228mm. 14 x 9". Trimmed.
Five guards conversing in a room, one of them holding a bottle; drum, flag and quiver in the background.
[Ref: 27700]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Etude dessinee par Francois Boucher premier Peintre du Roi,
Etude dessinee par Francois Boucher premier Peintre du Roi,
Gravee par J. Edme Nochez, Dirigee par Fessard Graveur orde. du Cabinet du Roi, et de l'Academie Royale de Parme.
A Paris ches Fessard Bibliotheque du Roi, et rue Se. Anne Butte S. Roch. [n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 260 x 320mm. 10¼ x 12½". Some foxing, one rust spot to image.
A reclining female nude in a landscape. After François Boucher (1703 - 1770).
[Ref: 12013]   £230.00  
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The Handsome Cook Maid.  197
The Handsome Cook Maid. 197
[After François Boucher].
Printed for Carington Bowles, next the Chapter house, St. Paul's Church yard, London. [n.d., c.1780].
Mezzotint with etching. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Very large margins.
A rustic interior scene depicting a young man, seated leaning against a large tub filled with vegetables and pulling a girl towards him, who carries eggs in her apron. Firewood and a pot hanging over a fire in a hearth can be seen in the background to the right. For coloured impression, see item ref: 32996.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32998]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Handsome Cook Maid. 197
The Handsome Cook Maid. 197
[After François Boucher].
Printed for Carington Bowles, next the Chapter house, St. Paul's Church yard, London. [n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured mezzotint. Sheet size: 165 x 130mm (6½ x 5"). Trimmed inside plate at bottom edge.
A rustic interior scene depicting a young man, seated leaning against a large tub filled with vegetables and pulling a girl towards him, who carries eggs in her apron. Firewood and a pot hanging over a fire in a hearth can be seen in the background to the right. For uncoloured impression, see item ref: 32998.
Ex CLB ii/ii. Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32996]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Leopard Hunt.] [Chasse au Tigre.]
[Leopard Hunt.] [Chasse au Tigre.]
[Peint par F. Boucher. Gravé par J.J. Flipart.
A Paris chez Jean rue St. Jean de Beauvais No. 32 [c.1773].]
Engraving, proof before all letters. 505 x 370mm (19¾ x 14½"), with large margins. Red ink collector's stamp of 'Henry R. Ba[***] Plymouth', not in Lugt.
Men in oriental costume, some on horseback attempt to kill a group of leopards (not the tigers of the title]. This engraving, after a painting by François Boucher, was originally issued as a pair with a 'Bear Hunt' after Van Loo. The original paintings were part of a set of nine then at the Surintendance in Versailles, and it appears that the engraver Flipart having obtained permission to reproduce them, originally intended to publish a larger series (see notes to British Museum cataloguing for this print).
For a lettered impression see ref 38466.
[Ref: 39720]   £380.00  
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La Muse Erato.  [&]  La Muse Clio.
La Muse Erato. [&] La Muse Clio. A Madame de Pompadour Dame du Palais de la Reine...par...J...Daulle.
Peint par F. Boucher. Grave par J. Daulle Graveur du Roi 1756.
AParis chés l'Auteur rue du Platre St. Jacques attenant le college de Cornouaille.
Rare pair of engravings, each c.330 x 380mm. 13 x 15". Fine impressions, with wide margins.
Two of the nine Muses, the goddesses of classical mythology who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. They are both reclining among clouds, with respectively tambourine and flute and lyre, each accompanied by a winged putto. The two plates reproduce the overdoors executed by François Boucher (1703 - 1770) for Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 – 1764). Actually the Muses are both misidentified by engraver Daullé; they are in fact Terpsichore ('Erato') and Polymnia ('Clio'). The pair were advertised in 'Mercure', October 1756. Madame de Pompadour was the official maîtresse-en-titre (mistress) of King Louis XV from 1745 to 1750; her coat of arms to lower margins.
See BM 1866,0113.13.
[Ref: 22485]   £900.00   view all images for this item
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Le Soir.
Le Soir. La Dame allant au Bal.
Boucher pinxit. Petit sculp.
a Paris chez Petit ruë St Jacques pres les Matherin, et chez la Veuve Chereau aux deux Pilliers d'Or. Avec Privilege du Roy.
Etching with engraving. 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9") large margins. Slight surface soiling.
Night, from a series of Times of Day, with a woman holding a mask.
[Ref: 45050]   £240.00  
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[France.] Madame la Marquise de Pompadour.
[France.] Madame la Marquise de Pompadour. Morte En 1764.
F. Boucher Pinx.t. J. Watson fecit.
[n.d., c. 1770.]
Mezzotint with very large margins, rare. 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼").
Half-length portrait within a circle. Jeane Antoinette Poisson (1721-64), mistress of Louis XV, made Marquise de Pompadour by him in 1745.
CS: 118.
[Ref: 33010]   £320.00  
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A2.
A2.
F. Boucher, In
Huquier, Sculp et Ex. [n.d. c.1740.]
Etching with engraving. Plate 266 x 204mm. 10½ x 8". Cut to platemark.
A young woman cleaning her infant; two other children, one sat by the hearth; a dog to the left and a cat to the right, poised ready to pounce. From "Premier Livre de Sujets et Pastorales".
[Ref: 27711]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Reclining Nude]
[Reclining Nude] Tire du Cabinet de Monsieur Cayeux
F. Boucher delineavit / L. Bonnet Sculpsit
A Paris chez la V.e de F. Chereau rue St Jacques aux 2. Piliers d'Or.
Crayon manner with very large margins, platemark 360 x 430mm (14¼ x 17"). Creasing; damage to margins.
Nude engraved from a drawing by leading French eighteenth century painter François Boucher (1703-70). The printmaker, Louis Marin Bonnet (1736-93), was the inventor of the distinctive crayon manner employed here which skilfully replicates pastel drawings. Bonnet, in common with several leading printmakers of his day, spent time working in Russia (1764-6).
[Ref: 33186]   £420.00  
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Vue d'après Nature dessinée par F. Boucher No. 1 Bis.
Vue d'après Nature dessinée par F. Boucher No. 1 Bis. a Paris chés F. Basan Graveur
F. Boucher Del. F. Basan Exc.
[c.1767]
Etching, good impression, platemark 275 x 365mm (10¾ x 14¼") very large margins.
Fine landscape after a design by François Boucher (1703-70), French painter, draughtsman and etcher who, aided by the vast number of such engravings produced from his designs, arguably had more influence than any other artist on the fine and decorative arts in the eighteenth century. Amongst Boucher's achievements was the reinvention of the pastoral genre, in which shepherds and shepherdesses disported themselves in idyllic rural landscapes. Possibly from a set of 'XII Vues de la Seine' published by François Basan.
[Ref: 44118]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Repos champetre.  [Rustic relaxation.]
Le Repos champetre. [Rustic relaxation.]
F. Boucher Del. Ryland Sculp.
A Paris chez Buldet, rue de Gesvres, au Grand Coeur. [n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 345 x 250mm. 13½ x 9¾". Full margins.
Peasant women and children resting with their sheep in a makeshift shelter; a thatched cottage in the background. After François Boucher (1703 - 1770).
[Ref: 13365]   £280.00  
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Les Delices de L'Automne.
Les Delices de L'Automne. A Madame de Pompadour Dame du Palais de la Reine...par...J...Daulle.
Peint par F. Boucher. Grave par J. Daulle Gr. du Roy et de l'Academie Imperiale d'Auxbourg.
A Paris chés l'Auteur rue du Platre St. Jacques attenant le College de Cornouaille. A.P.D.R.
Copper engraving, sheet 390 x 460mm. 15¼ x 18". Lacking margins; one rust spot to image. Pinholes to extremities; tape over edges.
An allegory on the fruitfulness of autumn: a young man courting a young lady in a wooded landscape by offering her bunches of grapes. After the painting by François Boucher (1703 - 1770) for Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 – 1764). Madame de Pompadour was the official maîtresse-en-titre (mistress) of King Louis XV from 1745 to 1750; her coat of arms to lower margin.
See BM 1866,0113.13.
[Ref: 26896]   £320.00  
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B3.
B3.
F. Boucher inv. P. Aveline Sculp.
Huquier ex. C.P.R. [n.d. c.1736.]
Etching and engraving, very large margins; paper watermarked. Plate 265 x 165mm. 10½ x 6½".
Three nude men fighting by a fountain. This is the second print of a series of six. The collection was of French pattern plates for craftsmen and their patrons dating from the first decade of the genre pittoresque known later as Rococo. From "Second Livre de Fontaines".
Hunterian: GLAHA 51508.
[Ref: 27710]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Allégorie de Shaftesbury, ne en 1671, mort en 1713.
Allégorie de Shaftesbury, ne en 1671, mort en 1713.
F. Boucher del. Francois Sc.
[n.d., c.1761.]
Soft ground etching, printed in brown. Sheet: 220 x 290mm (8¾ x 11½"). Slight damage on right side. Crease in bottom right corner.
Allegorical figure, with helmet, spear and shield, associated with Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671 - 1713), philosopher and writer on the fine arts. Illustration to Savérien's 'Histoire des philosophes modernes', second volume, Paris: Brunet, 1761. After François Boucher (1703 - 1770) by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), printmaker. He invented the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757.
[Ref: 39855]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Spilt Milk.]
[Spilt Milk.]
Boucher a Paris.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Etching with small margins. Platemark: 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾").
An exterior scene showing two young children drinking milk from a bowl. The smaller of the two pulls the bowl down, spilling the milk over the edge. A cat watches in anticipation in the lower right. By painter, engraver, and François Boucher (1703 - 1770) Boucher was named Premier Peintre to Louis XV in 1765.
[Ref: 35110]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Joanni Churchill Duci dse Marlborough, Forti Felici, Invicto.
Joanni Churchill Duci dse Marlborough, Forti Felici, Invicto.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. Lau: Cars Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼".
An allegorical monument to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), famed for his military triumphs in the Nine Years' War (1688–97) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14).
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

[Ref: 10619]   £280.00  
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Guillelmo Comiti Cowper &c. Magnæ Britanniæ Cancellario.
Guillelmo Comiti Cowper &c. Magnæ Britanniæ Cancellario.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. Beauvais Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼". Tears to margins, creased.
An allegorical monument to William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, (c.1665-1723), Lord Chancellor of England, who conducted the negotiations that led to the Act of Union in 1707.
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

[Ref: 10617]   £280.00  
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Sydneio Comiti Godolphin & c. Magno Angliæ Thesaurario.
Sydneio Comiti Godolphin & c. Magno Angliæ Thesaurario.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. C.N.Cochin Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼". Tears to margins, creased.
An allegorical monument to Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (c. 1645-1712).
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

[Ref: 10613]   £260.00  
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Carolo Sackville Comiti de Dorset et Middlesex & c. sui termporis Mœcenati.
Carolo Sackville Comiti de Dorset et Middlesex & c. sui termporis Mœcenati.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. M.Aubert Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼". Tears to margins, creased.
An allegorical monument to Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset and 1st Earl of Middlesex (1638-1706), with a winged horse, putti and a pair of leopards.
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

[Ref: 10616]   £230.00  
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D.O.M.. & Piæ Memoriæ Johannes Tillotson Proventia Divina Archiepiscopi Cantuar. & c.a.
D.O.M.. & Piæ Memoriæ Johannes Tillotson Proventia Divina Archiepiscopi Cantuar. & c.a.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. N. de Larmessin Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼". Tears to margins, stained.
An allegorical monument to John Tillotson (1630-94), Archbishop of Canterbury from 1691 until his death.
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

[Ref: 10621]   £230.00  
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Guillrlmi III Libertatis Angliæ Vindicis Memoriæ Immortali.
Guillrlmi III Libertatis Angliæ Vindicis Memoriæ Immortali.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. L.Surugue Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 650 x 420mm, 25½ x 16½". Tears to margins, creased, some staining.
An allegorical monument to William III, with putti, a lion and unicorn. From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.
[Ref: 10612]   £260.00  
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[Woman with Bird]
[Woman with Bird]
Boucher inv. del. Demarteau l'Ainé sculp.
A Paris chéz Demarteau, Avec Privilége.
Stipple. Plate: 215 x 300mm (8½ x 12"). Trimmed on left edge, damage to other margins.
Scene in which a woman catches a bird on her finger in order to put it in a cage resting on a table. An alarmed cat sits on a chair.
[Ref: 35109]   £160.00  
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