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The Fête champêtre was a prominent form of social entertainment (similar to a garden party) during the 18th century. It usually included entire orchestras hidden within the trees and guests often dressed in very fancy attire.
Jean Antoine Watteau
Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) was most recognized for his French Rococo style, as well as his aristocratic genre paintings, theater set design and war and military scenes. Watteau studied under Claude Gillot and Audran, as well as others. Later, he was commissioned to paint scenery for the Paris Opera.
This 116+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso. Also, please note there are some letter press impressions in the margins of this print.
This piece was illustrated by Watteau, Jean-Antoine. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Country Feast, Pastoral Festival, Dresden Gallery, Nude Woman, Nude Child, Nudity, Naked, Historical Dress, Historical Clothing, Historical Attire