Vertumnus and Pomona

François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)

Brown chalk
13 9/16 x 8 15/16 in. (34.5 x 22.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. O'Donnell Hoover, 1960
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    François Flameng (French, Paris 1856–1923 Paris), Flameng sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, May 26-27, 1919, no. 95, repr. as "Cérès cherchant sa fille"; Alphonse Trézel (French)Trézel sale, Paris, Galerie Jean Charpentier, May 17, 1935, no. 24, repr.; Mrs. O'Donnell Hoover

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Ananoff 385/7; Bean and Turcic 1986.32

  • References

    Edith Appleton Standen European Post-Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, cat. no. 57, p. 393, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 32, p. 39, ill.

    Regina Shoolman Slatkin François Boucher in North American Collections: 100 Drawings. Ex. cat. Washington D.C., 1973, cat. no. 84, fig. no. 44, p. 110.

    Alexandre Ananoff, Daniel Wildenstein François Boucher. 2 vols., Lausanne and Paris, 1976, cat. no. 385/7, fig. no. 951, p. 89, vol. 2, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Marion C. Stewart French Paintings 1500-1825, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. 1987, fig. no. 7, pp. 121, 123.

    Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold, Helen Bobritzky Mules "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1989-1990: Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 48, no. 2, New York, Autumn 1990, p. 44, ill.

    "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1989 - June 30, 1990. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 120, New York, 1990, p. 20.

    "Boucher's Late Brown Chalk Composition Drawings." Master Drawings. vol. 30, 1992, fig. no. 7, p. 262, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History