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Soldiers on the March – Jean Antoine Watteau (1684 – 1721)

Posted by on November 30, 2012

Soldiers on the March - Watteau, Jean-Antoine (1684 - 1721)

 Jean Antoine Watteau (1684 – 1721)

Detail: soldier, military, dog, camp, horse, march, camp kettle, drum, camp follower, wagon, sword, saddle

5 Responses to Soldiers on the March – Jean Antoine Watteau (1684 – 1721)

  1. Jennifer Emmons

    Nursing while riding on the back of a cow…wow…that takes a bit of skill…

  2. Bill Manthey

    I just noticed than the figures in the right foreground are almost identical to those in the engraving by Laurent Cars posted on March 7, 2012. In neither case can I figure out how they relate to the rest of the action.

  3. Dylan Thomas Hayden

    Further research shows that I was correct: this painting is not by Watteau but is an imitation based on engravings of two of his works. This painting resides in the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/explore-the-collection/601-650/soldiers-on-the-march/
    I am preparing a blog post on the painting and its sources in Watteau’s work which will appear on 23 October at tigerloaf.wordpress.com

    Thanks to the blogger and to Bill Manthey for an interesting art historical puzzle.

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