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The Element of Air: Two Children with a Bird on a String

Artist:
Style of François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Medium:
Charcoal, stumped, a little black chalk
Dimensions:
32 15/16 x 26 in. (83.7 x 66 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.281.2
Not on view
Inscription: Outside left and right margins of oval, faint: Boucher

Marking: Stamp in lower left: Douanes/ Bureau de Paris Est/ Gare de L'Est/ Sous-sol, partie no. 1; label from sale of F. Böhler Collection: La Terre (mistakenly titled)
F. Böhler Bohler sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, February 23, 1906, no.6; Vendor: Wertheimer purchased in Paris in 1964
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century," August 8, 1972–October 15, 1972.

Ananoff 35; Bean and Turcic 1986.36
Alexandre Ananoff L'oeuvre dessiné de François Boucher (1703-1770): Catalogue raisonné. vol. 1, Paris, 1966, cat. no. 35, p. 32.

Regina Shoolman Slatkin "Review of Ananoff, L'Oeuvre dessiné de Boucher, 1966." in Master Drawings. vol. 5, no. 1, 1967, p. 59.

Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 7.

Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des Musées Nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso. 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 October, 1973-7 January 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 7.

Barbara Burn Metropolitan Children. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1984, pp. 67, 109, ill.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 36, p. 42, ill.



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