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    Manner of JEAN-ANTOINE WATTEAU (French, 1684-1721)
    L'Enchanteur
    Oil on canvas
    22-1/2 x 28 inches (57.2 x 71.1 cm)
    Presented in an elaborate carved and gilt openwork frame

    PROVENANCE:
    Acquired by the present owner from a private New England collection, c. 1985

    This painting is based upon a small work by Watteau (19 x 26 cm.) in the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Troyes, with a number of variations in costume and numbers of figures. Additionally, this composition reverses Watteau's original, suggesting perhaps that it was made after a print. Interestingly this painting may, in fact, provide important clues to the original appearance of many of the details in the painting in Troyes, which has undergone extensive restoration over the years.


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

    Condition Report*: Re-lined canvas; scattered faint abrasions on the extreme left edge; overall surface grime; craquelure visible throughout. Framed Dimensions 30 X 36 Inches
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    September, 2012
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