François BOUCHER (Paris, 1703 - 1770)

Alpheus and Arethusa / Pan and Syrinx

27.5 x 27 cm. each (10 1316 x 10 58 in.)
Pair of oil paintings on canvas as tondos

Provenance :
- Louis Varanchan de Saint Geniès; his post-mortem sale, Paris (experts Chariot and Paillet,) December 29th -31st, 1777, lot 3.
- Dulac and Lachaise, Paris (experts Chariot and Paillet,) November 30th,1778.
- Anonymous Sale (A foreign collector’s cabinet), experts Laneuville and Jousserand, November 21st, 1822, lots 88 and 89.
- Willy Blumenthal Collection , Paris.
- Acquired by the André Weil Gallery, Paris, in February 1935.

Bibliography:
- P. de Nolhac, François Boucher, Paris, 1907, p. 110 and p. 120, inexact provenance
- A. Ananoff, François Boucher, Paris, 1976, vol. 2. P. 213, no 548/1 and no 549/2
- A. Ananoff and D. Wildenstein, L’opera completa di Boucher, 1980, n. 579 and 580
- J.P. Cuzin, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Llife and Work, New-York, 1988, pp. 82, 252

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