François Boucher (Paris 1703 - Paris 1770)
The Hermit or Brother Luce
signed in book “… Bouche”
225 x 175 mm
This drawing by Boucher is closely related to an oil panel from 1742, Landscape with Brother Luce, now held in the Pushkin Museum.
The present drawing is a more intimate and immediate rendition of the scene which is drawn from the fable of Jean La Fonatine, 'The Hermit', also known as 'Brother Luce'.