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81

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Pater

A group of soldiers traveling through the country

Reserves

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Pater

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Pater

A group of soldiers traveling through the country

A group of soldiers traveling through the country

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

4,410

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Pater

Valenciennes 1695 - 1736 Paris

A group of soldiers traveling through the country


oil on canvas

canvas: 25 ⅜ by 21 ⅞ in.; 64.5 by 55.5 cm.

framed: 34 by 28 in.; 86 ½ by 71 cm. 

The painting has a glue relining and is stable under a clear, even varnish. Some areas of the painting has been slightly pressed in the middle tones, but overall the colors are bright and details have been retained. Under ultraviolet light one can see careful restoration has been applied to address some thinning of the background areas, particularly at center right in the greenish background area and in the trees at left. Some of the shadowed areas in the figure group at left also have inpainting which flouresces, and some other scattered restorations are visible in the sky. These restorations are not bothersome to the naked eye and the painting can be hung as is. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.


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With Jean-Phillipe Liger, Paris;
There acquired in October 1986. 
This painting is inspired by the Watteau painting Retour de la campagne, which is lost but known through copies, such as Soldiers on the March at Dulwich Picture Gallery.1 Watteau's original composition, which included many more figures, was engraved by Cochin in 1727. Pater was known to have copied a number of compositions by Watteau, who was his teacher. 

1. See https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/explore-the-collection/601-650/soldiers-on-the-march/