Idyllic Landscape with Woman Fishing

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
18-1/2 x 26 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
Accession number
60.248
Collection
Currently On View In
Charles O. McGaughey Gallery - H213

In addition to being the foremost decorative painter of the Rococo era, Boucher was also a distinguished painter of landscapes. Indeed, the most common function of landscape painting in 18th-century France was a decorative one. Landscape was still regarded as a lowly genre, not to be taken too seriously.

Like most of Boucher's landscapes this one is inspired by picturesque motifs of the French countryside: the herdsman, the woman fishing, the artfully tumbledown ruins, lush vegetation and radiant sky.

Provenance Research is on-going at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and information will be added to this record as research is completed. Please contact Annette Schlagenhauff, Assoc. Curator of Research, at aschlagenhauff@imamuseum.org with any questions.
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