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America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Paintings

François Boucher, 1703–1770, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, 1750, with later additions, oil on canvas, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap, Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Noël Nicolas Coypel, 1690–1734, The Abduction of Europa, 1726–1727, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Acquired with the kind assistance of John Cadwalader, Jr., through the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bullitt (by exchange), the Edith H. Bell Fund, and other Museum funds, 1978, The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY

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Jean Honoré Fragonard, 1732–1806, Blind Man’s Buff, c. 1750–1752, oil on canvas, Lent by the Toledo Museum of Art; Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey

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Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1749–1803, Portrait of Madame Adélaïde, c. 1787, oil on canvas, Collection Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky. Restored by income from the Marguerite Montgomery Baquie Memorial Trust, 1993, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts

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Nicolas Lancret, 1690–1743, Portrait of the Actor Grandval, c. 1742, oil on canvas, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert (60.247)

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François Hubert Drouais, 1727–1775, Les Portraits de MM. de Béthune jouant avec un chien (Children of the Marquis de Béthune Playing with a Dog), 1761, oil on canvas, Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, 1755–1842, Portrait of a Young Woman Playing a Lyre, c. 1786, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum, Gift of Emilie L. Heine in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Hauck (1940.981)

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Nicolas de Largillierre, 1656–1746, Self-Portrait, 1707, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons’ Permanent Fund

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Jean Siméon Chardin, 1699–1779, Young Student Drawing, c. 1738, oil on panel, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1725–1805, The Drunken Cobbler, 1776–1779, oil on canvas, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, Gift of Marion Bowles Hollis

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Pierre Peyron, 1744–1814, The Death of Alcestis, 1794, oil on canvas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from gifts by Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Linsky, Mrs. George Khuner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, anonymous gift, Lady Marcia Cunliffe-Owen, William Walker Hines, and Mrs. Alfred Elliott Dieterich

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François Boucher, 1703–1770, Idyllic Landscape with Woman Fishing, 1761, oil on canvas, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert (60.248)

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Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1686–1755, A Young Rabbit and Partridge Hung by the Feet, 1751, oil on canvas, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, Mrs. F. F. Prentiss Fund and Special Acquisitions Fund (1982.47)

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Pierre Jacques Volaire, 1729–before 1802, The Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 1777, oil on canvas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from the Alcy C. Kendrick Bequest and the State of North Carolina, by exchange

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Anne Rosalie Bocquet Filleul, 1752–1794, Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, 1778 or 1779, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of the Honorable Walter H. Annenberg and Leonore Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation, 2007, The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY

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