L’Alliance de la musique et de la comédie (copy 1)
Entered August 2014; revised November 2015
Oil on panel
40.4 x 31.7 cm
Ixelles, collection of Georges Bara (Président honoraire à la Cour d'appel de Bruxelles), c. 1942.
Adhémar, Watteau (1950), under cat. 91.
Macchia and Montagni, L’opera completa di Watteau (1968), under cat. 123.
This copy of Watteau's composition was owned c. 1927 by Georges Bara's father. A photograph and correspondence from Georges Bara are on file in the Service de documentation, Département des peintures, Musée du Louvre. The painting corresponds in size and direction to the Moyreau engraving, but there are certain differences here, such as the addition of foliage at the right side.