This volume assembles a group of thought-provoking essays from leading international scholars originally presented at the Wallace Collection Conference, Boucher and the Enlightenment.
The papers have been revised with further original research, incorporating important recent discoveries and trends in scholarship. The book includes a variety of topics including new biographical information regarding the artists life, practices and relationships. Together they shed new light on Boucher’s significance as one of the most original and controversial artists of the 18th century. The volume is the first major work on the artist to appear in recent years and contains chapters written in both English and French.