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Venus Commanding Vulcan to Make Arms for Aeneas

A work made of various brown chalks, with touches of brush and brown chalk wash, heightened with white chalk, on cream laid paper, prepared with a light brown wash ground, laid down on heavy buff laid paper.
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  • A work made of various brown chalks, with touches of brush and brown chalk wash, heightened with white chalk, on cream laid paper, prepared with a light brown wash ground, laid down on heavy buff laid paper.

Date:

1767

Artist:

François Boucher
French, 1703-1770

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

François Boucher

Title

Venus Commanding Vulcan to Make Arms for Aeneas

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1767

Medium

Various brown chalks, with touches of brush and brown chalk wash, heightened with white chalk, on cream laid paper, prepared with a light brown wash ground, laid down on heavy buff laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, recto, lower right, in brown chalk: "F. Boucher / 1767"; inscribed verso, center on mount, in graphite: "SCHOOL / FRANCOIS BOUCHER"; lower center on mount, in graphite: "pour c. à venir"; upper left on mount, in graphite: "DX 276–3"

Dimensions

Primary support: 30.4 × 20.5 cm (12 × 8 1/8 in.); Secondary support: 33 × 23 cm (13 × 9 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.901

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