1 rl 50 dh. A. Watteau - Venetian Festival 1968

1 rl 50 dh.  A. Watteau - Venetian Festival  1968
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : The Venetian Festival painting by Jean-Antoine Watteau, 56 X 46 cm, oil on canvas, National Galleries of Scotland
Jean-Antoine Watteau October 10, 1684 to July 18, 1721, was a French Rococo painter. He was born in Valenciennes to an impoverished tiler who used what little money he earned to educate his son. Watteau was apprenticed to Gerin, a local painter in Valenciennes. When Gerin died in 1702, Watteau went to Paris and gained employment as a scene painter, and later in a factory that mass produced devotional art. He worked in the ateliers of various masters, and his reputation grew until he attracted the attention of painter Charles de la Fosse, who ensured his admission into the Academy. There Watteau's fame reached meteoric heights, and he exerted a commanding influence on on the next generations of the French Rococo style. Most notably, he created the genre of depicting wealthy people relaxing in Edenic splendor.
Face value 1 Rial 50 Dirham
Catalog code (Michel) UM 247A
Series European painters
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Issue date 20/07/1968
Print technique photogravure
Perforation comb 13ΒΌ
Height 54.00 mm
Width 36.00 mm
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