La musette: gravée d'apres le tableau original peint par Watteau, de mesme grandeur Additional title: Vtriculus. Scalptus juxta exemplar ejusdem magnituudinis a Wateavo depictum
NamesMoyreau, Jean, 1690-1762 (Engraver)Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1720 - 1729 (Approximate)Place: ParisPublisher: F. Chereau
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Moy J Mus 1
TopicsDancers -- France -- 18th centuryBallroom dancing -- France -- 18th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: A. Watteau pinxit ; Moyreau sculp.Content: Caption title.Content: "Du cabinet de Mr. Stiemar."Date: The British Museum, which holds a copy of this print, dates it between 1726-1729.Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Purchase; C. & J. Goodfriend, 2011.Biographical/historical: Antoine Watteau's original oil painting on canvas first belonged to the painter François Stiemart (1680-1740). It was sold at Christie's in 1997 under the title "A fête champêtre: La musette." This print by Jean Moyreau was made to the same measurements as Watteau's painting, but reverses the image.
Physical DescriptionEtchingsEngravingsExtent: 1 print : etching, engraving, black and white ;43 x 57 cm., plate mark 40 x 54 cm.
DescriptionDepiction of an elegantly dressed dancing couple in an outdoor setting, accompanied by a man playing the musette, a form of rustic bagpipe. Other ladies and gentlemen sit or stand nearby, observing or conversing.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825556637NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18882825Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1f44e150-0108-0135-4d5b-0234acf57e63
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