The Love Letter

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Title

The Love Letter

Subject

Painting of two women in the outdoors.

Description

This oil painting depicts two women sitting outside looking at each other lovingly. One is sitting on top of the other's legs and they are both holding a white dove with a love letter attached to it. The painter was created for Jeanne Antoniette Poisson (Madame de Pompadour), who was Luis XV's mistress.

Creator

Fran├žois Boucher

Source

https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.46027.html

Publisher

National Gallery of Art

Date

1750

Contributor

Paola Montemayor

Rights

Timken Collection

Relation

Francois Boucher, Madame de Pompadour

Format

Oil on canvas

Type

Art piece

Coverage

18th century upper class

Files

loveletter.jpg

Citation

Fran├žois Boucher, “The Love Letter,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 28, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/556.

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