François Boucher

Study for "The Country Meal"

c. 1730
The pastoral genre, of which this drawing is a typical example, idealized rural existence, exalting shepherds, farmers, and other simple folk who lived on the land. Purified somehow by contact with nature, the people in scenes such as this were always clean,content, and pretty.
Title
Study for "The Country Meal"
Date
c. 1730
Medium
Drawing
Materials
red chalk on laid paper, mounted on laid paper
Dimensions
32.3 x 23.7 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1938
Accession number
4444