François Boucher / The Toilet of Venus / 1751François Boucher
The Toilet of Venus

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Creator Name: Boucher, François
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1703-1770
Creator Name-CRT: François Boucher
Title: The Toilet of Venus
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1751
Creation End Date: 1751
Creation Date: 1751
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 42 5/8 x 33 1/2 in. (108.3 x 85.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 20.155.9
Credit Line: Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920

An epitome of Boucher's Rococo style, the painting and its pendant, "Venus Consoling Love" (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), were commissioned by Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV, for her château de Bellevue, near Paris. Madame de Pompadour had played the title role in "La Toilette de Vénus" staged at Versailles in 1750.

AMICA ID: MMA_.20.155.9
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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