L'Amante inquiète (copy 1)
Entered March 2019
Warrington (Cheshire), Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, inv. WAGMG 1877.72
Oil on canvas
26 x 21 cm
Warrington (Cheshire), in the possession of Thomas Robson (1798-1871; painter). Given to the museum in 1877.
This painting is the work of Thomas Robson, a native of Warrington, who was a descendant on his maternal side from William Hogarth. Robson served in London as an assistant to Sir Thomas Lawrence and then returned to his native city. One of his specialties was the copying of Old Master paintings but, as this copy after Watteau’s L'Amante inquiète demonstrates, he used engravings as his models. How this painting came to be identified as a copy after Pater and why it bears the title “Jeannette” are not known.
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