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Livre D'Etude D'Apres Les Desseins Originaux De Blomart Gravé Par Franois Boucher Peintre de l'Academie Royale.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Avec Privilege du Roy, A Paris: chez Odieuvre Md. d'Estampes quay de l'Ecole vis àvis le Côté de la Samaritaine àla belle Image., [between 1733 and 1741]

Physical Description

[6] leaves carrying 12 pl. (incl. t.-pl.); 436 mm. (Folio).

Responsibility Note

All plates except the first are signed as engraved by Boucher.

None carries a publisher's imprint.


R.S. Slatkin, 'Abraham Bloemaert and François Boucher: affinity and relationship', in Master Drgs., XIV/3 (1976), p.247-60.

Summary Note

No publication-date is given, but a date between 1733 and 1741 is indicated by the address of Odieuvre given on the title-plate.

Each plate except the first (a cartouche supported by putti) shows country-men and -women in various occupations.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802 (as 'Ornemens pour les Artistes, par Boucher, la Joue ...').

Copy Note

The twelve plates are pasted onto six sheets.

Binding Note

18th-century sprinkled calf; rebacked in 1996, red and black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Oeuvres De Bouche & De La Joue Tom. II'. Bound with 'Livre de Cartouches Inventés par François Boucher' and 20 others.

Name as Subject


Agricultural laborers - Shepherds - Pastoral - History
Drawings, Dutch - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century


François Boucher, engraver
Abraham Bloemaert, source artist
Michel Odieuvre, publisher