Inscribed on verso of 18c mount, Given me by Boucher/ J. Reynolds
Given by the artist to Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364), 1768; his first posthumous sale, London, Poggi, May 26 1794 and following days, in lot 904, 905, or 906. By 1928, Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam. Koch collection, Holland. 1948, Schaeffer Gallery, New York; Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island), purchased 1948; his bequest to MFA, 1965.
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection
Young Woman with Two Cherubs
- François Boucher, French, 1703–1770
Overall: 22.1 x 29.2cm (8 11/16 x 11 1/2in.) Framed: 38.7 x 47.6 cm (15 1/4 x 18 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Reddish brown chalk heightened with white on tan paper