François Boucher’s series ‘The Four Seasons,’ 1755, was purchased #OnThisDay in 1916

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François Boucher’s series ‘The Four Seasons,’ 1755, was purchased #OnThisDay in 1916

François Boucher’s series ‘The Four Seasons,’ 1755, was purchased #OnThisDay in 1916

François Boucher’s series ‘The Four Seasons,’ 1755, was purchased #OnThisDay in 1916 by Henry Clay Frick. Did you know… These four canvases, painted for Madame de Pompadour, probably were designed as overdoors for one of the Marquise’s residences. Earlier representations of the seasons had usually depicted the labors performed at various times of the year, but Boucher characteristically chose to illustrate pleasant pastimes instead, in the tradition of the fêtes galantes established by his great predecessor Watteau. #frickcollection #boucher #fourseasons #frickfavs #OTD #collectallfour

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