X. Stelldichein auf der Waldlichtung
Entered July 2021
Oil on panel
24 x 31 cm
Munich, Hampel Fine Art Auctions, June 30, 2006, lot 432: Follower of Jean-Antoine Watteau, Stelldichein auf der Waldlichtung [Meeting in a Forest Clearing], oil on wood, Height 9.4 in.; Width 12.2 in. / Height 24 cm.; Width 31 cm. Est. €4,000 - 4,000. $5,012 – 5,012. Bought in.
This painting is at a far remove from Watteau’s art. It might be more useful, perhaps, to situate this work among painters in the wake of Lancret, but not a talented painter. The picture is so awkward and gauche to make one wonder whether this was painted in France.