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François Boucher, French, 1703–1770
Tendresse maternelle (Jeune Femme Assise sur un tonneau avec un petit garçon et un chien) (Maternal Tenderness)
c. 1765
Black chalk with stumping heightened with white chalk on blue laid paper
Sheet (irregular): 14 9/16 × 9 3/16 in. (37 × 23.3 cm) Mount (irregular): 18 7/16 × 13 3/8 in. (46.8 × 34 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by Art + Paper 2016 and the Alvin S. Romansky Prints and Drawings Accessions Endowment Fund

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
Drawings, Pastels & Watercolors

The artist; given to Anne-Edmee Marchal Sainscy, subsequently Marquise de Mesgrigny (married in 1770, died in 1826); by descent to Comte du Park, château de Villebertin, Troyes; [probably sold at his sale, Mes Pierre & Philippe Jonquet, in situ at Villebertin Castle,Troyes, September 24-26, 1982, but not catalogued]; private collection, Paris, by July 2015; [Galerie Alexis Bordes, Paris]; purchased by MFAH, 2016.