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The Birth of Venus (after Boucher)
  • Jacques Charlier (1706 - 1790)
  • After François Boucher (1703 - 1770)
  • The Birth of Venus (after Boucher)
  • France
  • c. 1750 - 1770
  • Painting
  • Gouache on vellum stretched over laminated board
  • Image size: 65.7 x 50.6 cm
    Frame size: 76 x 56 x 2.5 cm
  • P475
  • Reserve Gallery
Further Reading
  • Venus, goddess of love and beauty, was born from the foam of the sea, and rode on a scallop shell to Paphos, where she was received by the Seasons and taken to join the gods. Charlier’s gouache is painted after a composition by Boucher known from an oil sketch in the Detroit Institute of Arts which is typical for Charlier's relationship to Boucher's work.