The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting

A comprehensive survey of French genre painting of the 18th century, from Watteau's fetes galantes to Boilly's paintings of modern Parisian life. Showcasing 113 works, the volume illustrates the variety and the vitality of genre painting throughout the period. Leading English, German, French and American scholars shed light on the development of genre painting, its interpretation, its collectors and its enormous appeal.

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The age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: masterpieces of French genre painting

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In this first complete survey of 18th-century French genre painting, Bailey (chief curator, Frick Collection, New York; Patriotic Taste) and a team of scholars highlight the master artists of the ... ҹԴ繩Ѻ

The Theory of French Genre Painting and Its European Context
Genre Painting and Boundary Crossing at the End ofthe Ancien Regime Martin Schieder
Genre Paintings in EighteenthCentury Collections Thomas W Gaehtgens
Childs Play Katie Scott
Exoticism and Genre Painting in FighteenthCentury France Marianne Roland Michel
Note to the Reader
Notes to the Catalogue
Genre Paintings Exhibited at the Salon 16991789
Photograph Credits


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Colin B. Bailey is chief curator at The Frick Collection, New York. Christopher Riopelle is curator of post-1800 paintings at the National Gallery, London. John House is Walter H. Annenberg Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Simon Kelly is Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City. Robert McDonald Parker is an independent scholar of 19th- and 20th-century European art. John Zarobell is Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Colin Wiggins, deputy head of education at the National Gallery, London, has contributed to many books, including "John Virtue: London Paintings," "Ron Mueck," and" Kitaj: In the Aura of Cezanne and Other Masters," all published by Yale. Philip Conisbee, senior curator of European paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, is author of "Cezanne in Provence" (Yale), among other titles. Juliet Wilson-Bareau is an independent art historian and writer who has published widely on Spanish painting, Manet, and Goya.