The Triumph of Venus

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The Triumph of Venus
François Boucher, Venus triumf (1740) - 03.jpg
ArtistFrançois Boucher
Year1740
Mediumoils
Dimensions130 cm × 162 cm (51 in × 64 in)
LocationNationalmuseum, Stockholm

The Triumph of Venus is a 1740 painting by François Boucher. It inspired The Birth of Venus by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

The painting was one of the large number of drawings and paintings acquired by Carl Gustaf Tessin during his stay in Paris, but he had to sell it off part of his collection to the king of Sweden in 1749 after he hit financial troubles[1]. The painting is now in the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Guillaume Faroult et Juliette Trey, « Tessin, un Suédois collectionneur dans le Paris du XVIIIe siècle » in Grande Galerie - Le Journal du Louvre, sept./oct./nov. 2016, n° 37, p. 58-59.