François Boucher

Download image: 
François Boucher
Design for Frontispiece to "Tombeau du comte Sidney Godolphin"
Pen and black ink, gray and brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, over black chalk on paper.
24 7/8 x 17 1/4 inches (630 x 437 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman in honor of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard.

Watermark: none.
Engraved by Charles Nicolas Cochin le Fils (1715-1790) in Owen McSwiny's "Tombeaux des Princes, des Grands Capitaines et autres Hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne vers la fin du XVII et le commencement du XVIII Siècle. Gravés Par les plus Habiles Maitres de Paris, d'après les Tableaux et desseins originaux des plus célèbres Peintres d'Italie", Paris, Basan, 1736.
Boucher executed eight designs for this work. The only other known drawings are in the Albertina, Vienna, and in the collection of Sir Francis Watson, London.


Signed at lower right in pen and black ink, "Boucher".

Eugène Marich, Paris; Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich.
Associated names: 

Marich, Eugène, former owner.
Wrightsman, Jayne, donor.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 321-322.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 51, repr.

Artist page: