Boucher and Chardin: Masters of Modern Manners
Thursday 12th June, 2008 - Sunday 7th September, 2008
Price: Admission FreeBoucher & Chardin celebrates two of the greatest French painters and their artistic response to the taste for tea drinking and chinoiserie which became fashionable in 18th-century France and Britain. Two masterpieces take centre stage: Boucher’s A Lady on Her Day Bed, 1743, on show in Britain for the first time in seventy years from the renowned Frick Collection in New York, and Chardin’s near contemporary Lady Taking Tea, 1735, from the Hunterian in Scotland. The Wallace Collection is proud to be hosting this exhibition in conjunction with the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow.