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Diane au bain (copy 1)
Entered June 2020

 

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Whereabouts unknown

Medium unknown

Measurements unknown

 

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Diana Bathing

 

PROVENANCE

Bath, collection of William Hoare (c. 1707-1792; portraitist). His sale, London, Langford, February 11-12, 1774, lot 5: “Diana bathing, after Watteau.”

 

REMARKS

As indicated in the 1774 sale catalogue, the picture was a copy of Watteau’s composition by Hoare himself. One wonders if Hoare copied the Aveline print or, since Watteau’s picture was in England, did he copy it firsthand?

 

 

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Diane au bain (copy 2)
Entered June 2020

copy 2

Whereabouts unknown

Oil on canvas

Approx. 57 x 66 cm

 

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Lady at Her Bath

 

PROVENANCE

San Francisco, CA, collection of Edith (1912-1979) and  James Martin MacInnis (1911-1979; lawyer). 

Oakland, CA, Clars Auction, June 18, 2016, lot 613: François Boucher, ‘Lady at her Bath,’ oil on canvas, unsigned, artist name plate lower center of frame, artist and provenance label affixed verso, overall (with frame), 26.25 x 30.5 “ w. Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. James Martin Macinnis (San Francisco, California. Estimate: $400 - $600.

 

REMARKS

This amateurish painting was apparently based on the Aveline engraving, but the artist added bathing women to the background and a more extensive landscape of his own invention.


 

 

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