About This Artwork

Jean Antoine Watteau
French, 1684-1721

Landscape with a Castle, 1716/18

Red chalk on buff laid paper, laid down on cream laid card
224 x 338 mm

Restricted gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation, 1964.194

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts, "Paysage Français de Poussin à Corot," 1925, cat. 712.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings," 1974, pp. 58-59, cat. 28 (ill.), cat. by Harold Joachim.

Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art, "Watteau," June 17-September 23, 1984, cat. 141; also traveled to Paris, the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, October 23, 1984-January 28, 1985; and Berlin, the Charlottenburg Château, February 22-May 26, 1985.

New York, P.&D. Colnaghi, "Claude to Corot: The Development of Landscape Painting in France," November 1-December 15, 1990, cat. 19, cat. by Alan Wintermute, et al..

Publication History

K. T. Parker and J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau, Catalogue Complet de son Oeuvre Dessiné (Paris, 1957), no. 427 (ill.).

Art Quarterly, 27 (1964), p. 499.

Hugh Edwards, "Two Drawings by Antoine Watteau," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies (1966), pp. 9-14 (ill.).

Martin P. Eidelberg, "Watteau’s Use of Landscape Drawing," Master Drawings 5 (1967), pp. 176 and 181 (ill.).

Malcolm Cormack, The Drawings of Watteau (London, 1970), no. 32 (ill.).

Suzanne McCullagh, "A Study for ‘La Fête d’Amour’ by Antoine Watteau," Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago, 70 (January-February 1976), p. 16.

Martin P. Eidelberg, Watteau’s Drawings, Their Use and Significance (New York, 1977), pp. 67-68 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Eighteenth Century (Chicago, 1977), p. 58, no. 2G4.

Watteau Drawings in the British Museum (London, 1980), p. 10.

Donald Posner, Antoine Watteau (London, 1984), pp. 107-109 (ill.).

Margaret Morgan Grasselli, The Watteau Society Bulletin, 2 (1985), p. 44.

Margaret Morgan Grasselli, The Drawings of Watteau (Cambridge, 1987), no. 228 (ill.).

Robert Cafritz, Places of Delight: The Pastoral Landscape (New York, 1988), pp. 158 and 162 (ill.).

François Moreau, "L’Italie d’Antoine Watteau ou le Rêve de L’Artiste," Dix-Huitième Siècle, 20 (1988), p. 450.

Martin P. Eidelberg, "Watteau’s Italian Rêveries, Gazette des Beaux-Art, 126 (October 1995), pp. 114, 124-125 (ill.).

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721: Catalogue Raisonné des Dessins, (Milan, 1996), pp. 720-21, no. 433 (ill.).

Master Drawings, Volume 54 Number 1, Spring 2016, David Pullins, "A New Watteau Drawing after an Italian Landscape, Discovered in the Museé des Artes Décoratifs, Paris" p. 63-65, fig 2 (ill.).

Ownership History

Charles Rogers (died 1784), London [Lugt 624]; by descent to his brother-in-law, William Cotton (died 1791); by descent to his son, William Cotton II; sold, Sotheby's, London, April 15, 1799, Cotton sale [New York 1990]. Adrien Fauchier-Magnan (died 1965), Paris; sold, Sotheby’s, London, December 4, 1935, Fauchier-Magnan sale, lot 72, to Lucien Guiraud (died 1954). Sold by Charles E. Slatkin Gallery, New York, to the Art Institute, 1964.

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