About This Artwork

Jean Antoine Watteau (French, 1684-1721)
finished by Henri-Simon Thomassin (French, 1687-1741)

Standing Man Leaning on His Elbow, before 1710

Etching on cream laid paper
126 x 79 mm (image); 1437 x 101 mm (sheet)

Everett D. Graff Endowment, 1998.363

This handsome print belongs to the Figures de Mode, a series of seven etchings by Jean-Antoine Watteau of fashionable ladies and gentlemen. The fancy costumes and elaborate backdrops of park settings or distant landscapes showcased in this series aid in the documentation of theatrical history as well as 18th-century French fashion.

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