Anatomy of an Artwork: A Lavish Rococo Fête Galante

An Austrian Rococo painting of a fête galante with music, a feast and many opulently clad men and women.
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Austrian Rococo painter Franz Christoph Janneck's sumptuous fête galante Elegant Company Feasting On A Terrace is a fascinating scene that takes inspiration from a variety of sources. Many of the painting's narrative details reflect the influence of Antoine Watteau, the leading painter of the French Rococo, while the lavish scene's acute attention to detail is reminiscent of the Leiden Fijnschilders school of painter of the 17th and early 18th century. A conversation piece, or informal group portrait, Elegant Company Feasting On A Terrace embodies the qualities that made Janneck so renowned and will lead Sotheby's upcoming Old Master Online auction. Click ahead to explore the arresting details of this intricate scene.

Anatomy of an Artwork: A Lavish Rococo Fête Galante

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