Idyllic Landscape with Woman Fishing

Creation date
oil on canvas
18-1/2 x 26 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
Accession number
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.

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