François Boucher

Cocktails with a Curator: Boucher's 'A Lady on Her Day Bed'

video still of Xavier Salomon and oil painting of lady on bed

In this episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, examines the life and work of French painter François Boucher, with a focus on “A Lady on Her Daybed.” Discover why Boucher was said to epitomize the taste of the eighteenth century. This week’s complementary cocktail has a kick: the potent French 75, named after the powerful French 75mm field gun.

Cocktail Recipe

French "75"
2/3 gin
1/3 lemon juice
simple syrup
fill up with champagne