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Farmyard with a tree and an outhouse

  • Description

    François Boucher is associated with a more opulent and leisured era than the other French artists displayed here, and this drawing reflects a harsher reality than he normally painted. His interest in rural life is less sympathetic than Jean-François Millet’s yet demonstrates nonetheless that the subject of rustic simplicity predates the 19th century.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Europe France (place of creation)
    EuropeFrance Paris Department Paris (probable place of creation)
    1703 - 1770
    François Boucher (1703 - 1770) (artist)
    Material and technique
    black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on greenish blue paper; laid down on card, with gold leaf and black ink
    sheet 34.6 x 53 cm (height x width)
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    Purchased, 1950.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 26 on p. 61, pp. 16, 155, illus. p. 61 fig. 26

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    • Western Art Print Room

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