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May and June (part of a set illustrating the months of the year)

Artist:
Follower of Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date:
second quarter 18th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Oil on canvas; wood frame, painted yellow and gilded
Dimensions:
119 x 55 1/4 in. (302.3 x 140.3 cm)
Classifications:
Paintings-Decorative, Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1922
Accession Number:
22.225.2
Not on view
One of a set of panels (22.225.1–6) which probably formed a set of decoration for a room. Each panel represents two months of the year, depicting astrological signs and occupations appropriate to the seasons. May and June are represented by a fête champêtre, above, and a shepherdess, below.
Mme Camille Lelong (until 1903; sale, no. 22) ; [her estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit , April 27-May 1, 1903, no. 22, as by Christophe Huet] ; [ Boudariat ] ; Eugène Kraemer ; [ Wildenstein and Co., Inc. , New York, 1922; sold to MMA ]
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