Jean Antoine Watteau / Study for "The Feast of Love" ("La Fête d'amour") / 1717-1718Jean Antoine Watteau
Study for "The Feast of Love" ("La Fête d'amour")

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Creator Name: Watteau, Jean Antoine
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French; 1684-1721
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Antoine Watteau
Title: Study for "The Feast of Love" ("La FĂȘte d'amour")
Title Type: preferred
Title: Study for La Fete d'Amour
Title Type: alternate
Title: Fete Galante
Title: Final Published Work: La Fete d'Amour, oil on canvas, the Dresden Gallery
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1717
Creation End Date: 1718
Creation Date: 1717-1718
Creation Place: Europe,France
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: chalk
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Medium: Red chalk and graphite, on buff laid paper.W.mark: Y
Dimensions: Height: 196 mm, Width: 265 mm
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1975.343
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Restricted gift of Mrs. Joseph Regenstein, Mrs. Henry C. Woods Fund and Wirt D. Walker Fund
Context: Swiftly jotted down first ideas for major compositions are rarely found in Watteau's oeuvre. No finer example has survived than this sketch for the painting "The Feast of Love", which is in Dresden. The basic elements of the composition are the same, but modifications were made in the painting--in particular, the bucolic behavior of some of the couples was elevated to a more elegant social plane.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1975.343
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

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