Portrait of Jean Antoine Watteau

Jean Antoine Watteau Giclée Fine Art Prints 1 of 3

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

Portrait of Antoine de la Roque, 1718 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Portrait of Antoine de la Roque 1718

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.69
SKU: 19019-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:46 x 54.5 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Fete in a Park (Divertissements Champetres), c.1718/20 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 13358-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:127.2 x 191.7 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Music Lesson, c.1717/18 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Music Lesson c.1717/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13357-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:16.1 x 19.9 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Capitulations of Wedding and Rural Dance, c.1711 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 13356-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:47 x 55 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Rest, c.1709 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Rest c.1709

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13355-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:32 x 42.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Evening Landscape with Spinner, c.1713/17 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 13354-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:55 x 66 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Pastoral Gathering, c.1718/21 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Pastoral Gathering c.1718/21

Giclée Canvas Print
$77.13
SKU: 13353-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:48.6 x 64.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Gathering in a Park, c.1712/13 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Gathering in a Park c.1712/13

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.09
SKU: 13352-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:47.2 x 56.9 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Fete Champetre, c.1720 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Fete Champetre c.1720

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.44
SKU: 13351-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:54 x 65.7 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Country Dance, c.1711 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Country Dance c.1711

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13350-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:43.2 x 32.4 cm
Huntington Library and Art Gallery, California, USA

The Surprise, n.d. by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Surprise n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13349-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:36.3 x 28.2 cm
Private Collection

The Italian Comedy, c.1716 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Italian Comedy c.1716

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13348-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:37 x 48 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

The Two Cousins, c.1716 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Two Cousins c.1716

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13347-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:30 x 36 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Harlequin, Emperor of the Moon, c.1712 by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 13346-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:65 x 82 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France

L'Accordee du Village, n.d. by Watteau | Canvas Print

L'Accordee du Village n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13345-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

The Spring: Fete Champetre in a Water Garden with Figures in a Boat, n.d. by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 13344-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:32.4 x 45.7 cm
Private Collection

Recreation Galante, c.1717/18 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Recreation Galante c.1717/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.62
SKU: 13343-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:111 x 163 cm
Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany

The Shy Lover, 1718 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Shy Lover 1718

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.19
SKU: 13342-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:55 x 43 cm
Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain

Harlequin, Pierrot and Scapin, Actors from the Commedia dell'Arte, n.d. by Watteau | Canvas Print
SKU: 13341-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:unknown
Public Collection

Respite from War, c.172/15 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Respite from War c.172/15

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13340-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:21.5 x 33.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

A Lady at her Toilet, c.1716/17 by Watteau | Canvas Print

A Lady at her Toilet c.1716/17

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13339-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:45.2 x 37.8 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Portal of Valenciennes, c.1709/10 by Watteau | Canvas Print

The Portal of Valenciennes c.1709/10

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13338-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:32.5 x 40.5 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Italian Comedians, c.1720 by Watteau | Canvas Print

Italian Comedians c.1720

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.71
SKU: 13337-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:63.8 x 76.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

L'Indifferent, c.1717 by Watteau | Canvas Print

L'Indifferent c.1717

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13336-WJA
Jean Antoine Watteau
Original Size:25.5 x 19 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

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