The Interrupted Sleep, 1750

September 22, 2020

The Interrupted Sleep, 1750



Boucher's The Interrupted Sleep caught my eye while passing through the museum...



Great frame, great composition.

A fun fact about this piece is that it originally was displayed at Madame de Pompadour's Château de Bellevue pictured below. Just imagine all the people this painting has seen...or all that have seen this painting!


Brouard, View of the Château de Bellevue from the side of the gardens (With the coat-of-arms of Madame de Pompadour). c. 1750, pen, watercolor. Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.


François Boucher, The Interrupted Sleep. 1750,  oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

François Boucher, The Interrupted Sleep (detail). 1750,  oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

François Boucher, The Interrupted Sleep (detail). 1750,  oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 



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