Scholar of Italian Mannerism, offered a broad definition of Mannerism; influenced by Gustav Hocke (q.v.) and Max Dvořák (q.v.).Bousquet's 1964 Mannerism book drew inspiration from a number of earlier scholars on the subject. Dvořák noted that Manneristic subject matter greatly expanded, a fact Bousquet expanded upon. Bousquet also drew from the camp of Mannerist scholars, principally Hocke, who saw these artists as the precursors to surrealism.
La Peinture maniériste. 1964.
Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l'histoire de l'art; de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986 pp. 190-191; Cheney, Liana De Girolami. "Preface." Readings in Italian Mannerism. New York: Peter Lang, 1997, p. xxviii.