Watteau Study by Fresnoy’s Rules, c. 1831

Watteau Study by Fresnoy’s Rules, c. 1831

In this imaginative tribute to Watteau, Turner shows the artist at work surrounded by his own paintings. It was around this time that Rococo artists like Watteau were rediscovered after a long interval of disdainful neglect.

Watteau Study by Fresnoy’s Rules, c. 1831-detail

detail

Painting from the Tate Collections
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