Plants, Jean-Antoine Watteau
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Plants
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Jean-Antoine Watteau

Plants, ca. 1709 – 1717


Blatt
165 x 200 mm
Inventory Number
1047
Object Number
1047V Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This is an example of Watteau’s rare studies of nature. Beginning with black chalk, he very sensitively captured the plant’s delicate forms in such a way as to create an impression of real life and growth. He then began developing the drawing with a brush and watercolour; however, he stopped work on the study long before it was finished.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Plants
Draughtsman
Recto
Two Pilgrims and a Standing Woman in Profile
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten mittig (mit Bleistift): Antoine Watteau
Unten mittig Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Rosenberg/Prat 1996.I.220.138
  • Parker/Mathey 1957.I.7.23

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25G13 groups of plants (herbs)

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04.08.2020