Pierre Louis Bouchard was born Pierre-François Bouchard in Lyon on 2 May 1831 to Pierre Bouchard and Amelie Baron. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon where he was taught by Jean-Claude Bonnefond (1796-1860). He then moved to Paris where he became a pupil of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) at the Ecole des beaux Arts. He also studied under Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (1809-1864) and Paul Jean Flandrin (1811-1902) at their workshop. At some point Bouchard changed his name possibly to avoid confusion with the discoverer of the Rosetta Stone.
He specialised in paintings of pretty maidens engaged in a domestic activity such as this wonderful example. He also produced a number of Oriental works. Bouchard died at Villiers-le-Bel, Paris on 4 November 1889.
Examples of his works are held by the Paul-Dini Museum near Lyon, the Orsay Museum and the Witt Library.
The painting is housed in its original period gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||23 inches x 13.75 inches (58.5cm x 35cm)|
|Framed Size||35 inches x 25.75 inches (89cm x 65.5cm)|