Rococo to Neoclassicism: the 18th Century in Europe and America

ROCOCO

Watteau_-_L'indifférentANTOINE WATTEAU, L’Indifférent, ca. 1716.  Oil on canvas, 10″ X 7″.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

watteau_CytheraANTOINE WATTEAU, Pilgrimage to Cythera, 1717.  Oil on canvas, 4′ 3″ X 6′ 4 1/2″.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Neumann_VierzehnheiligenBALTHASAR NEUMANN, interior of the pilgrimage church of Vierzehnheiligen (looking east), near Staffelstein, Germany, 1743-1772.

boucher_cupidFRANÇOIS BOUCHER, Cupid a Captive, 1754.  Oil on canvas, 5′ 6″ X 2′ 10″.  Wallace Collection, London.

fragonard_the-swingJEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD, The Swing, 1766.  Oil on canvas, 2′ 8 5/8″ X 2′ 2″.  Wallace Collection, London.

“NATURAL”

Canaletto_Riva Degli SchiavoniANTONIO CANALETTO, Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, ca. 1735-1740.  Oil on canvas, 1′ 6 1/2″ X 2′ 7/8″.  Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo.

Chardin_Saying-GraceJEAN-BAPTISTE-SIMÉON CHARDIN, Saying Grace, 1740.  Oil on canvas, 1′ 7″ X 1′ 3″.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

hogarth_breakfast_sceneWILLIAM HOGARTH, Breakfast Scene, from Marriage à la Mode, ca. 1745.  Oil on canvas, 2′ 4″ X 3′.  National Gallery, London.

greuze_village-brideJEAN-BAPTISTE GREUZE, The Village Bride, 1761.  Oil on canvas, 3′ X 3′ 10 1/2″.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

derby_a_philosopher_giving_a_lectureJOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY, A Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery, ca. 1763-1765.  Oil on canvas, 4′ 10″ X 6′ 8″.  Derby Museums and Art Gallery, Derby.

Iron-bridgeABRAHAM DARBY III and THOMAS F. PRITCHARD, iron bridge (looking northwest), Coalbrook, England, 1776-1779.

Labille-Guiard,_Self-portrait_with_two_pupilsADÉLAÏDE LABILLE-GUIARD, Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, 1785.  Oil on canvas, 6′ 11″ X 4′ 11 1/2″.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (gift of Julia A. Berwind, 1953).

gainsborough_sheridanTHOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1787.  Oil on canvas, 7′ 2 5/8″ X 5′ 5/8″.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Andrew W. Mellon Collection).

vigee-lebrun_selfÉLIZABETH-LOUISE VIGÉE-LEBRUN, Self-Portrait, 1790.  Oil on canvas, 8′ 4″ X 6′ 9″.  Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

NEOCLASSICISM

David_-_Oath_of_the_HoratiiJACQUES-LOUIS DAVID, Oath of the Horatii, 1784.  Oil on canvas, 10′ 10″ X 13′ 11″.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Kauffmann_CorneliaANGELICA KAUFFMANN, Cornelia Presenting Her Children as Her Treasures, or Mother of the Gracchi, ca. 1785.  Oil on canvas, 3′ 4″ X 4′ 2″.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund).

David_death-of-maratJACQUES-LOUIS DAVID, Death of Marat, 1793.  Oil on canvas, 5′ 5″ X 4′ 2 1/2″.  Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels.

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