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    Manner of FRANCOIS BOUCHER (French 18th Century)
    The Abduction of Europa
    Oil on canvas
    15.5in. x 22in.
    Inscribed on stretcher: 'Casa Sangiorgi, Via Carissimi 30, Roma'

    More information about FRANCOIS BOUCHER, also known as Boucher, François, Bouché, François, Bouche, François, Boucher the Elder, Francois, Boucher, Francois, Bouchet, François, Bouchez, François, Bourcher, François, François Boucher, Francois Boucher, Boucher, Francois, the elder.

    Condition Report*: Unlined original canvas, .5in. tear lower center near knee of Europa (mended), 3mm. dia. loss area under cherub upper left, 1mm. dia loss left of cherub riding dolphin, frame abrasion around edges, fine inpainting in figure of Europa and cherubs right of bull, scattered overpaint in sky, craquelure throughout.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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