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Last NameBoucher    
Given NameFrançois    
alt. NamesF. B. ;    
MarriageMarie-Jeanne Buseau painter (17xx-1xxx) in 1733    
ChildrenJeanne-Elisabeth-Victoire m. Deshayes 1735-30/3 ; architect and draughtsman ->Juste-Nathan Boucher (1xxx-1xxx) ; Marie-Emilie m. Baudoin (17401-1784)    
Year born1703 in Paris    
Year died1770    
Place of deathParis    
Father's occupationartist Nicolas Boucher (1xxx-1xxx)    
Relativesformer pupils: Jean-Baptiste Henri Deshayes (1xxx-1xxx) (son-in-law) ; P. A. Baudouin (1xxx-1xxx) (son-in-law)    
Educationpupil of father & Francois Lemoine. perh also Louis Galloche & Jean-Francois de Troy    
Country of ActivityFrance    
Worked forA.-J. Dézallier d'Argenville: Conchyliologie (1780) & Hist. nat. lithologie (1742) ; Michael Adanson ; Pierre Quentin Chedel ; Gersaint: Cataloque coquilles (173) ; Pluche: Spectacle (1732/80) ; Francois-Michel Disdier: Tab. anatomiques (1758) ;    
PatronageAcadémie ; Mme Pompadour ; porcellain painter for Vincennes & Sèvres, 1. peintre du roi ; Louis XV    
Collaboratorssuccessor to Carle Vanloo ; etcher Comte de Caylus ; engraver Cochin ; engraver J. Mynde ; engraver Edme Bouchardon ; engraver Etienne Charpentier ; engraver Vasseur ; engraver Louis Crépy ; engraver Danzel ; engraver N. F. Mathey ; draftsman Pierre Edme Babel ; draftsman Charles Natoire ;    
Techniquesnatural, zoological, and malacological painting, drawing, pastel, and engraving ; tapestry, textile & stage design, sand culpture    
Sample(s)    
Archival sourcesBritish Museum London; Louvre Cab. des dessins Rothschild ;    
Published sourcesAKL 13 1996: 289 ; ThB 4 1910: 428 ; Jessica S. M. Priebe: Conchyliologie to -manie PhD thesis Sydney 2011 ; Pinault 1991:73 & 220 ;    
otherFurther Place of Activity: Italy (Rome). See also: http://www.lindleylibrary.org.uk/docs/Pluche_Spectacle_de_la_nature.pdf .    
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