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Fête Galante
Jean-Baptiste Pater

Parkland idylls of this sort populated by elegantly dressed figures were developed by Watteau and adopted by his pupil Pater. This picture is related to three other compositions by Pater, although many of the figures are taken from works by Watteau.

Key facts
Artist Jean-Baptiste Pater
Artist dates 1695 - 1736
Full title Fête Galante
Date made probably about 1721-5
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 74.9 x 114.9 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Edith Cragg as part of the John Webb Bequest, 1924
Inventory number NG4079
Location in Gallery Not on display
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