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Circle of Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770)

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Circle of Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770)
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Circle of Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770), "Reclining Female Nude", sanguine charcoal on paper, verso with a graphite drawing of a village, 7-1/4" x 9". Glazed, matted and framed. Though Francois Boucher tends to use the cross-hatching technique to designate depth cast by recessed areas and shadows, he is also a master of directional line drawing when it comes to studies of nudes in the charcoal medium. The work offered here is a fine example of the latter technique that uses the quality of the line (thick and dark as opposed to thin and light) to depict value change. This beautiful study resembles the composition and strong diagonal lines Boucher employed. By contrast, the drawing on the reverse of the village, whose background is lightly rendered with soft graphite through tonal values instead of lines, is more consistent with the sketches of Boucher's student and fellow colleague Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806).
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Circle of Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770)

Estimate $4,000 - $7,000
Jul 23, 2016
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Starting Price $3,200
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0552: Circle of Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770)

Sold for $3,600
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Est. $4,000 - $7,000Starting Price $3,200
New Orleans Auction July Sale: Day 1 of 2
Jul 23, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
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Circle of Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770), "Reclining Female Nude", sanguine charcoal on paper, verso with a graphite drawing of a village, 7-1/4" x 9". Glazed, matted and framed. Though Francois Boucher tends to use the cross-hatching technique to designate depth cast by recessed areas and shadows, he is also a master of directional line drawing when it comes to studies of nudes in the charcoal medium. The work offered here is a fine example of the latter technique that uses the quality of the line (thick and dark as opposed to thin and light) to depict value change. This beautiful study resembles the composition and strong diagonal lines Boucher employed. By contrast, the drawing on the reverse of the village, whose background is lightly rendered with soft graphite through tonal values instead of lines, is more consistent with the sketches of Boucher's student and fellow colleague Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806).

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