Category:The Bath of Venus (Boucher, National Gallery of Art)

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The Bath of Venus (Boucher, National Gallery of Art)
François Boucher: Venus Consoling Love  wikidata:Q12860070 
creator QS:P170,Q180932
François Boucher: Venus Consoling Love
French: Vénus consolant l'Amour
The Bath of Venus (Venus Consoling Love)
label QS:Lfr,"Vénus consolant l'Amour"
label QS:Len,"The Bath of Venus (Venus Consoling Love)"
Deutsch: Venus tröstet Amor
Object type painting
Date 1751
date QS:P571,+1751-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 107 × 84.8 cm (42.1 × 33.3 ″)
institution QS:P195,Q214867
Accession number
Object history

- Painted for Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, marquise de Pompadour and installed in the appartement des bains in the Château de Bellevue, outside Paris
- removed c. 1757
- recorded 1764 in the vestibule of the ground floor of the Hôtel d'Evreux, Pompador's Parisian residence
- by inheritance to her brother, Abel François Poisson, marquis de Ménars et de Marigny [1727-1781], Château de Ménars, Paris
- installed in the gallery of Marigny's residence, rue St. Thomas du Louvre, Paris, by 1777 (his estate sale, at his residence by Basan and Joullain, Paris, 18 March-6 April 1782 [postponed from late February]
- purchased by Jean Baptiste Pierre Le Brun [1748-1813]
- Paris and London
- Baron Alfred Charles de Rothschild [1842-1918], Halton House, near Wendover, Buckinghamshire
- by 1884 bequest to Grace Elvina Hinds Duggan Curzon, marchioness of Curzon [1879-1958], Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire; (her sale, American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, New York, 22 April 1932, no. 80)
- Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; gift 1943 to NGA

Exhibition history
Exhibition history

- 1965 The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
- 1973 François Boucher in North American Collections: One Hundred Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-1974, unnumbered brochure for Washington venue (shown only in Washington).

Inscriptions lower left in black paint: F Boucher / 1751
References National Gallery of Art
Venus Consoling Love 
painting by François Boucher
Venus Consoling Love, François Boucher, 1751.jpg
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LocationNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
Inventory number
  • 1751
  • 84.8 cm
  • 107 cm
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Venus tröstet Amor (de); Venus Consoling Love (en); Վեներայի լոգանքը (hy); വീനസ് കൺസോലിങ് ലൗവ് (ml); Vénus consolant l'Amour (fr) dipinto di François Boucher (it); peinture de François Boucher (fr); painting by François Boucher (en); pintura de François Boucher (gl); quadre de François Boucher (ca); cuadro de François Boucher (es); schilderij van Francois Boucher (nl) The Bath of Venus (en)

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