1700 – 1800
Age of Enlightenment

Boucher's Venus Consoling Love

François Boucher, Venus Consoling Love, 1751, oil on canvas,
42-1/8 x 33-3/8 inches / 107 x 84.8 cm (National Gallery of Art)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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K. Bender wrote on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

François Boucher not only ranks first among all French painters who loved to depict Venus, he is the most proliferic of all European artists, with an estimated number of 273 works. Next come Dali, Rubens, Arman....See my Research Paper 5 'Time Distribution, Popularity, Diversity and Productivity of the Iconography of Venusin the Low Countries, France and Italy'by K. Bender (2011) at the URL

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Bouchers Venus Consoling Love
Originally commissioned for the Château de Bellevue in Meudon, just southwest of Paris
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