A Voluptuous Taste. French paintings from the era of Madame de Pompadour: French painting in the age of Madame de Pompadour in the FRAME Collections

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, October 11, 2008 – January 12, 2009
Portland Art Museum, February 7 – May 17, 2009

Initiated by the Portland Museum of Art and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Tours, this exhibition has taken advantage of the rich FRAME collections to focus on a relatively brief period from about 1745 to 1765, a span of twenty years in the middle of the century corresponding almost exactly to the reign of Madame de Pompadour.

François Boucher, Apollon Revealing his Divinity to Issé, 1750, oil on canvas, Tours, Musée des Beaux-Arts