Watteau and his World

11 Feb 2000 - 07 May 2000

The National Gallery of Canada is pleased to host the exclusive Canadian presentation of Watteau and His World: French Drawings from 1700 to 1750, an international touring exhibition on view at the Gallery from 11 February to 7 May 2000. This is the first major exhibition to consider the unrivalled achievements of Antoine Watteau within the context of his forebears and followers. Watteau and His World features some 80 works drawn from private and public collections in North America including the National Gallery of Canada. The drawings were selected for the exhibition by guest curator Alan Wintermute, Senior Specialist of Old Master paintings at Christie's, New York. Forty drawings by Watteau are complemented by the work of twelve other artists who surrounded Watteau as mentors, contemporaries, and students. Included here is work by François Boucher (1703–1770), Claude Gillot (1673–1722), Nicolas Lancret (1690–1743), François Lemoyne (1688–1737),