Portrait of Jean Antoine Watteau

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1684-1721

French Rococo Painter

Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) came to Paris at the age of eighteen and worked in the studio of Claude Gillot, famous for his scenes of Italian comedy. He then assisted Claude Audran III in decorating Parisian homes. He was patronized by the financier-collector Pierre Croza and had the opportunity to study his collection of Flemish and Italian drawings. In 1717, he was admitted to the Academy of Painting and Sculpture with the "Pilgrimage to Cythera", as a painter of "gallant feast". Watteau was the creator of this new genre: he painted many elegant, lovely pictures which - amidst verdant scenery - depict characters gathered for dancing, music and gallant encounters (Concert, Lovers' Delight). The painter is carried away by the world of the theatre, that of Gilles, melancholic and tender with his costume in subtle white and pink. Around the actor are clustered his companion characters in the spirit of commedia dell'arte - the Doctor on his donkey, Colombina, Maecenas in a red robe and another, a fourth artist with a hat cut like a cock's comb.

Watteau is in London for a while. In 1720 he took up his abode with his friend Gersin, a dealer in pictures on Notre Dame Bridge. In eight days he created for him the masterpiece - his final curtsy to youth and the fragility of life.

66 Watteau Artworks

Le faux-pas (The Misste), c.1716/18 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Le faux-pas (The Misste) c.1716/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: 2986-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:40 x 31.5 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Mezzetin, c.1718/20 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Mezzetin c.1718/20

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.95
SKU: 2985-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:55.2 x 43.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

View through the Trees in the Park Pierre Crozat, c.1715 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 2984-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:46.7 x 55.3 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Meeting in the Open Air, c.1719/20 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Meeting in the Open Air c.1719/20

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.66
SKU: 2983-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:60 x 75 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Whatever I Build, Assassins Destroy, c.1716/18 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 2982-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:26 x 37 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Pierrot Content, c.1712 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Pierrot Content c.1712

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: 2981-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:35 x 31 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Pierrot (Gilles), c.1718/19 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Pierrot (Gilles) c.1718/19

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.11
SKU: 2980-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:185 x 150 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Venitian Festival, c.1718/19 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Venitian Festival c.1718/19

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.35
SKU: 2979-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:55.9 x 45.7 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Festival of Love (The Pleasures of Love), 1717 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 2978-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:61 x 75 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Pastoral Dance, c.1706/10 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Pastoral Dance c.1706/10

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.50
SKU: 2977-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:49.5 x 60 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Gilles and his Family (Sous un habit de Mezetin), c.1716 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 2976-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:27.7 x 21 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Les Champs Elisees, c.1717/18 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Les Champs Elisees c.1717/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: 2975-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:33.1 x 42.6 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Music Party (Les charmes de la vie), c.1717/18 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 2974-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:67.3 x 92.5 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Harlequin and Columbine, c.1716/18 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Harlequin and Columbine c.1716/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: 2973-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:35.9 x 25.9 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Savoyard with a Marmot, 1716 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Savoyard with a Marmot 1716

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: 2972-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:40.5 x 32.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

An Embarrasing Proposal, c.1715/16 by Watteau | Canvas Print

An Embarrasing Proposal c.1715/16

Giclée Canvas Print
$56.41
SKU: 2971-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:65 x 84.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Actors of the Comedie-Francaise, c.1714/15 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 2970-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:20 x 25 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

La Boudeuse (The Capricious Girl), c.1718 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 2968-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:42 x 34 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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