Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756), detail. François Boucher. Oil on canvas. Boucher (French, 1703-1770) was known for his Rococo-style idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes. Bows and flowers everywhere!
Madame de Pompadour. Final portrait begun just days before death, finished after it (by Francois Hubert Drouais) In 1764, at the age of 42, she dies in Versailles of either lung cancer or tuberculosis.
Artist: François Boucher (1703–1770) Title: Madame Bergeret Date 1766 (?) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 143.5 × 105.4 cm (56.5 × 41.5 in) Current location: National Gallery of Art." Sweet hat decoration!