A pair of mythological scenes with cupids "Love target" and "Allegory of music" executed in the 18th century. Due to the high quality, all stylistic criteria , fully identical subject and period, this paintings can be attributed to the hand of world -renowned French painter Francois Boucher (1703 -1770) and his studio.
For comparison see additional images of few similar allegorical scenes by F.Boucher , sold by Christies New York for 280000 ï¿½ and 286000 ï¿½.
Literature: Oxford Boucher online; Gustave Kahn "Galant French painter", Berlin, 1920; international lexicons by Thieme/Becker, Benezit, Saur.
Provenance: noble private estate in Praque
Technique: oils on canvases, extremely fine hand-crafted and gold-plated Rococo Style wood frames.
Dimensions: each unframed 57 1/2" x 31 1/8" (146 x 79 cm), each framed 66 1/8" x 39 3/4" ( 168 x 101 cm ).
Condition: good due to the age, old relining of canvases, no inpaintings or losses, professionally cleaned by restorer.