Fetes Champetre
Jean-Baptiste Pater - circa 1730
1200 x 960 • 276 KB
Samuel H Kress Collection 1946. In this finished painting we can see the artist's fully developed style characterised by an enamel-like finish, delicate colour and sparkling highlights. Pater has theatrically spotlighted the central figures while at the same time leads our glance into the distant village landscape. The idyllic mood and intimate scale of paintings such as this won the admiration of the aristocracy, thus insuring the artist's fame and fortune.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1730
Artist age:Approximately 35 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 74.5 cm (29.33 in.), Width: 92.5 cm (36.42 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 11 December 2013.
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