National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Italian Comedians Antoine Watteau (artist)
French, 1684 - 1721
The Italian Comedians, probably 1720
oil on canvas
overall: 63.8 x 76.2 cm (25 1/8 x 30 in.) framed: 94.3 x 106.4 cm (37 1/8 x 41 7/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1946.7.9
Not on View
From the Tour: 18th-Century France — The Rococo and Watteau
Object 2 of 9

Exhibition History

1871
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1871, no. 176, as Pierrot: a group.
1902
Selection of Works by French and English Painters of the Eighteenth Century, Art Gallery of the Corporation of London, 1902, no. 40.
1930
Loan to display with permanent collection, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, 1930-1931.
1930
Sammlung Schloss Rohoncz, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1930, no. 348.
1932
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 177, repro.
1946
Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 774.
1980
Picasso: The Saltimbanques, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980, no. 1, fig. 1.
1984
Watteau 1684-1721, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, West Germany, 1984-1985, no. 71.
1992
From El Greco to Cézanne: Masterpieces of European Painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, National Gallery of Greece, Athens, 1992-1993, no. 26, repro.
1994
A Gift to America: Masterpieces of European Painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Seattle Art Museum; Calif. Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1994-1995, no. 36.
2004
The Great Parade: Portrait of the Artist as Clown, Musée du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2004, no. 1, repro.

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