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The Four Seasons

Artist:
After a composition by Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne) engraved by Boucher
Artist:
After a composition by François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris) engraved after Watteau
Date:
second quarter 18th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Canvas, painted in oils Backing, damask
Dimensions:
55 x 88 in. (139.7 x 223.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings-Decorative
Credit Line:
Bequest of Annie C. Kane, 1926
Accession Number:
26.260.22
Not on view
The engravings by Boucher after Watteau which inspired this screen appear in the works of Watteau, "L'Oeuvre. . . Gravé d'après ses Tableaux & Desseins origineaux. . .par les Soins de M. de Julienne", Paris, n.d. vol. 3, pl. 56-60 (for an example of which, see 28.113 in the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Prints and Drawings).
Annie C. Kane (until 1926; bequeathed to MMA)
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