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Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid

second or third quarter 18th century

François Boucher

(French, 1703-1770)

Black chalk with stumping heightened with white chalk on blue laid paper; framing lines in brown ink

Support: Blue laid paper

Sheet: 20.8 x 32.6 cm (8 3/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Gift of Richard Owen 1942.538


Although this sketch is similar to drawings by Boucher, a talented pupil or another artist striving to emulate Boucher probably made it.

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