The Shepherdess’ Progress: From Favart to Boucher to Sèvres

@article{Zarucchi2016TheSP,
  title={The Shepherdess’ Progress: From Favart to Boucher to S{\`e}vres},
  author={J. M. Zarucchi},
  journal={Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History},
  year={2016},
  volume={85},
  pages={141 - 158}
}
  • J. M. Zarucchi
  • Published 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… Expand

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