Skip to Content
Closed today, next open tomorrow. Closed today, next open tomorrow.

La Toilette de Venus

A work made of color aquatint from four plates, crayon-manner, and etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of color aquatint from four plates, crayon-manner, and etching on paper.

Date:

1783

Artist:

Jean Francois Janinet (French, 1752-1814)
after François Boucher (French, 1703-1770)

About this artwork

One of Jean François Janinet’s most ambitious productions, this carefully wrought print reproduces at one-third size a painting by François Boucher made in 1751 for his most important patron, the Marquise de Pompadour. The painting hung in the bathroom of the marquise’s château at Bellevue and was sold after her death in 1764, probably to Jean François Chereau, the publisher of this elaborate print.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean François Janinet

Title

La Toilette de Venus

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1783

Medium

Color aquatint from four plates, crayon-manner, and etching on paper

Dimensions

Plate: 44.6 × 39.1 cm (17 9/16 × 15 7/16 in.); Sheet: 59.4 × 45.9 cm (23 7/16 × 18 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1944.175

IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

https://api.artic.edu/api/v1/artworks/50174/manifest.json

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share