Elegant oil painting with the motif of the Roman goddess Diana in style of Francois Boucher's: 'Diane sortant du bain'. The atmospheric and harmonious colouring characterizes the painting with interesting details at the figures and the surrounding scenery. Oil on wooden panel, framed, France, 19. century.
François Boucher (1703 - 1770) was a French painter of the Rococo style, the first painter of King Ludwig XV and also a supported artist of Madame de Pompardour, whose predominant subject was the female nude. In shading and accuracy of the female body his style and skills were unique in this time, Boucher also used for his oeuvre of paintings characteristic motives and themes of mythology. He finished his painting 'Diane sortant du bain' (Diana leaving the bath) in 1742 and enables the observer a titillating voyeuristic glimpse of the Roman goddess Diana, inspired by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri and his painting 'Il bagno di Diana' (Diana's bath).
Oil painting after Francois Boucher's 'Diane sortant du bain', France, 19. century, oil on wooden panel. Fascinating by its bright and stromg colours the observer gets a glimpse of Diana and her nymph. The motif completely bases on the original: Diana delicate sitting on her drapery and looking to her lovely nymph, not far away from the women the two observant gundogs. Also integrated bow and arrow of the hunt next to the main scenery. Mounted in a golden frame.
frame: about h 29,5 cm x w 34,5 cm
painting: about h 21,5 cm x w 27,0 cm
- very good preservation