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Feste de Faune, Dieu des Forests [Festival of Faun, God of the Forests], from Les quatre fêtes satyriques [The Four Satyric Festivals]
25.5 cm x 40.8 cm (10 1/16 in. x 16 1/16 in.)
(Langres, 1673 - 1722, Paris)
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Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Julie and Lawrence Salander, 2006
A painter, draftsman and prolific etcher, Gillot is best known as Watteau’s teacher. His series of fêtes satyriques are ostensibly mythological, but unusually free in invention and vague in meaning, anticipating elements of Watteau’s approach to pastoral subjects.