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Maker(s):Boucher, François
Culture:French (1707 - 1770)
Title:Juno Inducing Aeolus to Loose the Storm on Aeneas
Date Made:ca. 1769
Materials:Pen and brown (iron gall?) ink with brush and brown and gray washes on cream laid paper toned a medium brown, laid down on a light-weight card
Place Made:France
Measurements:sheet: 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.; 24.13 x 33.655 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, undated
Accession Number:  SC 1975.26.1
Credit Line:Purchased with the gift of Theodore T. and Hilda Rose Foundation, Linda C. Rose, class of 1963, President
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

woman on cloud with other women and winged figure speaking to a standing man holding a wand who leans back, putti and other figures grouped below him

Label Text:
Label text for ARH 240 French and Italian Drawings Renaissance through Romanticism, written by Maddy Barker, class of 2015:

François Boucher was not only a highly successful painter to the French king, but also designed works for tapestries, theater sets, and porcelain. In this story from Virgil’s Aeneid, the goddess Juno tried to prevent Aeneas, traveling by sea, from reaching Latium, where he planned to found Rome. Juno persuaded Aeolus, the god of the winds, to set them upon Aeneas, destroying his boat; only by the aid of Neptune was Aeneas brought to shore.

This is is one of many drawings that are related to Boucher’s painting of the subject of 1769, seen at the left, as well as a design for the royal tapestry works.

men; women; mythology

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