The mysterious basket

The mysterious basket
(Le Panier mystérieux)
1748

Artist/s name
François BOUCHER


Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
92.7 x 78.9 cm
Accession Number
E2-1982
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Coles Myer Ltd, Fellow, Mr Henry Krongold CBE and Mrs Dinah Krongold, Founder Benefactors, and the Westpac Banking Corporation, Founder Benefactor, 1982
Gallery Location
17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Provenance

Exhibited Salon, Paris, 1748, no. 19 (as two of four paintings); exhibited Salon, Paris, 1750, no. 24 (again as two of four paintings); possibly collection of M. Perinet, Paris; anonymous sale, Bonnefons, Paris, 29-30 November, 1844, no. 46; collection of Baron Dominique-Vivant Brunet-Denon (1779–1846); Brunet-Denon estate sale, 2-15 February 1846, no. 226; anonymous sale, 27 April 1846, no 13; anonymous sale 19 March 1853, no. 24; collection of Parisez, sold 25 January 1868, no. 20; collection of the Earl and Countess (Hannah Primrose, nee Rothschild) of Rosebery, Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, recorded 1884; with Knoedler Gallery (dealer), New York, by 1956; purchased from Knoedler Gallery by Rosenberg & Stiebel (dealer), New York, 1956; purchased from Rosenberg & Stiebel by Durand-Matthiesen (dealer), Geneva, 1956; Ortiz-Patiño Collection; by descent to Georges Ortiz-Patiño (1927–), Switzerland; with David Carritt Pty. Ltd. (dealer), London, 1982; from which purchased through The Art Foundation for the NGV, 1982.

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