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After Watteau, Jean-Antoine (French painter and draftsman, 1684-1721) , Garden Scene

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Title Garden Scene
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist After Watteau, Jean-Antoine (French painter and draftsman, 1684-1721)
Date Earliest possibly 1729
Date Latest possibly 1800
Description This is an faithful copy of an engraving (of 1729) by Louis Crepy of La Perspective by Watteau in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The original was painted by 1716, the background of the painting representing the garden of Pierre Crozat, a wealthy banker and principal patron of Watteau, at Montmorency outside of Paris. Watteau spent a considerable amount of time at Crozat's house and was present at such social gatherings as the one depicted in this picture. The facade of the building in the background is different both in this copy and the engraving to the in the original. The picture is a good example of a ‘fête gallante' in an actual place.
Current Accession Number 410
Subject buildings and gardens
Measurements 37.4 x 47 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by William Euing 1874.
Publications French Paintings and Drawings Illustrated Summary Catalogue, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1985, p.149; Grasseli, Margaret Morgan, and Rosenberg, Pierre, Watteau (1684-1721), Washington DC, 1984, p. 301.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Georgia Toutziari
 

 

 

 

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