The Drawings of Francois Boucher PDF Â Drawings of

A celebrated painter in 18th century France who eventually became prmier peintre to Louis XV in 1765 Fran ois Boucher 1703 1770 was equally gifted as a draftsman His best known drawings exemplify the intimate and light hearted style of rococo which dominated much of the 18th century He produced some 10000 drawings during his career often employing his wife and children as sitters This outstanding book assembles new research on Boucher's drawings examining his role in shaping the growing market for drawings in 18th century France It explores his development as a draftsman his range of subjects and his innovations in the context of the greatest French draftsmen of his time