A Young Family on French Coast – SOLD

A young family is out  birding along the French coast on warm, sunny day. They have set up a netted tent at the right with baits to attract the feathered fellows. After the birds are enclosed in the net, they will be are transferred into the smaller wooden cages. Then, off to market. Share the idyllic life and find a large wall for this 18th/19th century work in the 18th century style of Boucher (1703-1770).
 Boucher is known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. He was perhaps the most celebrated painter and decorative artist of the 18th century. (From Wikipedia).
   H. 71.5″, w. 72.5″  overall with appropriate gray and gilt framing. Creases indicate that this was at one time in an octagonal frame. Relined and restored