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Portrait of Madame Bergeret - Francois Boucher. 143.5x105.4
The court painter of the French king Louis XV and his favorite painter, the favorite of the Marquise de Pompadour, Boucher with graceful grace depicted mythological and allegorical scenes with goddesses and cupids so valued in the Rococo era.
"Portrait of Madame Bergeret" - one of the most interesting in the work of the master. It is not precisely established who is depicted on the canvas. Perhaps this is one of three wives Bergeret de Grancourt - a collector who possessed the largest collection of paintings and drawings by Boucher, or the Marquise de Pompadour herself, as the author will repeat the pose of "Madame Bergeret" in her later portrait, and the artist always idealized the features of the models. A noble customer poses for a painter in a rich, shimmering light silk dress, a bodice is decorated with a bouquet of flowers and a voluminous blue bow, the color of which echoes ribbons on a wide-brimmed straw hat in her hand. The work is based on a combination of soft silver-olive tones, characteristic of the painting of the XVIII century.