Lot 3455 - A192 Old Master Drawings - Friday, 19. June 2020, 11.00 AM

FRANCOIS BOUCHER

(1703 Paris 1770)
A young girl with her arm resting on a bird cage, a child standing before her admiring the bird in the cage.
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on blue laid paper. Old mounting. The framing line in pen and black ink.
Signed and dated at lower edge: F. Boucher f.1764.
36.4 x 24.6 cm. Framed.

Provenance:

- Mme. de Conantré (according to the previous owner).
- Baronne de Ruble (according to the previous owner).
- Mme. de Witte (according to the previous owner).
- Marquise de Bryas (according to the previous owner).
- Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, c. 1980, Lot 16 (plate 39).
- Private collection, Switzerland.

Not listed in Ananoff's catalog raisonné.

We are grateful to Alastair Laing for confirming the attribution and for help in cataloguing the present work.

CHF 8 000 / 12 000

€ 7 020 / 10 530