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Le Repos Gracieux

Watteau, Jean-Antoine

Le Repos Gracieux
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


The figures are dressed as Columbine and Crispin from the Commedia dell'Arte and from French popular drama respectively; they may be actors, off-stage, or lovers in fancy dress. A387 is typical of Watteau's enigmatic paintings, often inspired by theatrical and musical themes; it may date from c.1713. The figures reappear in an engraving by Gabriel Huquier, perhaps based on a lost drawing. An early copy of A387 is at Rennes.

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oil on panel

image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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