Boucher Room

The Boucher Room was constructed by combining the former Ladies’ Dressing Room, part of the Butler’s Pantry, and the adjoining Silver Safe. After Mrs. Frick’s death in 1931, the panels and other decorative elements were moved to the present location from her boudoir located upstairs. This intimate chamber was designed around the eight canvases, long assumed to have been commissioned by Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV, but today believed to have been composed in the studio of her favorite painter, François Boucher, for an unknown patron.

Archival Photographs

  • room with paintings in panels, desk, chairs, large mirror and lit sconces

    Boucher Room, undated

  • room with desk, chairs, paintings in panels, glass case

    Mrs. Frick's Boudoir (as installed on the second floor), 1927

  • photo of room with desk, chairs, fireplace, large mirror, circa 1927

    Mrs. Frick's Boudoir (as installed on the second floor), 1927

  • photo of stripped room with constuction materials, circa 1935

    Boucher Room under construction, looking southeast, 1935

  • photo of stripped room with doorways, circa 1935

    Boucher Room under construction, looking southwest, 1935

  • archival photo of room including desk, chandelier, mirror over fireplace

    Boucher Room, 1940

  • photo of room with couch, table, paintings in panels, chandelier, circa 1940

    Boucher Room, 1940

  • photo of room with chairs with paintings in panels and table with cancles, circa 1940

    Boucher Room, 1940

  • photo of wall in room with paintings in panels, chairs and table

    Boucher Room, north wall, 1940

  • photo of gallery room's northeast corner, including paintings, chandelier, fireplace, tables, circa 1953

    Boucher Room, northeast corner, 1953

  • photo of room with paintings in panels, couch, chandelier, table, fireplace, circa 1953

    Boucher Room, southeast corner, 1953

  • photo of gallery room northwest corner with paintings in panels and chandelier, circa 1963

    Boucher Room, northwest corner, 1963

  • photo of gallery room with paintings in panels and chandelier, circa 1963

    Boucher Room, southwest corner, 1963

  • photo of wall with paintings in panels and two doorways, circa 1963

    Boucher Room, west wall, 1963