The Shepherdess’ Progress: From Favart to Boucher to Sèvres

  title={The Shepherdess’ Progress: From Favart to Boucher to S{\`e}vres},
  author={Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi},
  journal={Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History},
  pages={141 - 158}
  • J. M. Zarucchi
  • Published 16 February 2016
  • Art
  • Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History
Summary A pair of Sèvres porcelain figurines, The Flute Lesson and The Grape Eaters, are known to be based upon scenes from a theatrical pantomime written by Charles-Simon Favart (1710–1792). A shepherd and shepherdess from the play were illustrated by François Boucher (1703–1770), in paintings that in turn inspired porcelain figures designed around 1752. The porcelains have been regarded as strictly imitative, without crediting the sculptor with any originality. The author seeks to challenge… 



Making Up the Rococo: Francois Boucher and His Critics

In 1761, Denis Diderot ascribed the fabulous success enjoyed by Francois Boucher (1703-1770) to "the libertinage, the brilliancy, the pompons, the bosoms and bottoms" that proliferated in the

The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting

A comprehensive survey of French genre painting of the 18th century, from Watteau's "fetes galantes" to Boilly's paintings of modern Parisian life. Showcasing 113 works, the volume illustrates the

Exceptions to Krautheimer's Theory of Copying

As an introduction to this special issue of Visual Resources, this article briefly examines general notions of copying in medieval art and how the theories of Richard Krautheimer and others have been

Confounding Conventions: Gender Ambiguity and Francois Boucher's Painted Pastorals

Etude de l'oeuvre picturale de Boucher dans laquelle l'A. met en avant l'esthetique proche de l'ambiguite generique (masculin-feminin) du peintre, laquelle ambiguite releve principalement d'un

Bailey also states that Le Joueur de flageolet is presently in a private collection in Belgium, and I was unable to consult an image of it for this study

    Detailed images and descriptions of the figures in the Wadsworth Atheneum are provided by

      The incised mark is found on the figure in the Getty Museum collection

        The game of "pied-de-boeuf" is described by Colin B. Bailey, in a catalogue entry describing a Boucher painting of c. -

        • The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard

        The Metropolitan Museum of Art, , p. . Le Joueur de flageolet is illustrated in Figure 