Jean Antoine Watteau art links 


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Jean-Antoine Watteau: Le Enseigne de Gersaint (detail), 1720
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Jean-Antoine Watteau

[French Rococo Era Painter, 1684-1721]

• Also known as:  Antoine Watteau
• Relationships: Uncle of Louis-Joseph Watteau (Watteau of Lille).
Studied under Claude Gillot.
The artist's main followers were Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater (Watteau's only student) and Nicolas Lancret.
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Original works by Jean-Antoine Watteau available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Les habits sont italiens

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
11 works by Watteau

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
4 works online by Watteau

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Pilgrimage to Cythera (Embarkation for Cythera), 1717

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Delicate Musician, ca.1717

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Kneeling male nude lifting a drapery, drawing, ca.1715-16

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Eight studies of heads, drawing, ca.1715-16

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Flora, chalk drawing, 1712-17

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Study of a Woman Playing the Guitar, or Holding a Musical Score, drawing, ca.1717-18

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Watteau at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Pierrot, formerly known as Gilles, ca.1718-19

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
13 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Page forward for numerous works on paper by Watteau

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
The Scale of Love
Perfect Harmony

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum, Madrid
Gathering in a Park, 1712-13

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Study of two pilgrims and a standing woman

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
The Pilgrimage to the Island of Cythera

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Study of three male figures

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Frere Blaise de Sainte-Marie Donat, ca.1714

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Landscape in a Venetian Manner, ca.1715-16

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Studies of a Flutist and Two Women, chalk, ca.1717

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
12 works by or related to the artist

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
Les Plaisirs du Bal

Frick Collection, New York City
The Portal of Valenciennes, 1709-10

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington - Provenance Research Project

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris
Trois études de chien et Etude de léopard s'étirant

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Étude de têtes et de mains

Musee Magnin, Dijon, France

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
L'indifférent, chalk drawing, 1716

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Seated Young Woman, ca.1716

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Trois études d'une dame au chapeau

Schleswig-Holstein Museums, Germany
2 works online

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The British Museum, London, UK

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
3 works online when last checked

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteThe Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThe Artchive  

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

Rasiel's Wallpapers
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State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Age of Enlightenment in the Paintings of France's National Museums
The Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera

The Modernist Journals Project
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Jean-Antoine Watteau  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Gilles and His Family, ca.1716-18

Time Magazine
"Sounding the Unplucked String: The glowing, meticulous paintings of Watteau", 1984 article by Robert Hughes

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard

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Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

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Antoine Watteau 1684-1721


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Jean-Antoine Watteau: The Faux Pas
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Harlequin, Pierrot and Scapin
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Jean-Antoine Watteau: Embarkation for Cythera
Embarkation for Cythera

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Gilles, c.1718-19
Gilles, c.1718-19

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Les Plaisirs Du Bal
Les Plaisirs Du Bal

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The Singing Lesson
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A Flutist, Two Women
A Flutist, Two Women

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Assembly in a Park
Assembly in a Park

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