NOTE.--Francois Boucher, a Parisian painter and engraver, born in 1704, died in 1768. He studied under Francois Le Moine; was appointed Court Painter, and was favored with the patronage of the great. Few painters have enjoyed in their life-time the flattering encouragement and great reputation of Boucher; and never, perhaps, was there one who enjoyed these advantages with less real claim to them. He was a perfect master of the mechanism of the art, and deserves great credit for that, but he openly set at naught the truly beautiful and corrupted the public taste. He succeeded best in pastoral subjects, though they are not equal to Watteau. [P. 14; see entry 04130001 for related commentary.]
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