• WordNet 3.6
    • n Watteau French painter (1684-1721)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Watteau (Art) Having the appearance of that which is seen in pictures by Antoine Watteau , a French painter of the eighteenth century; -- said esp. of women's garments; as, a Watteau bodice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Watteau The name of a celebrated French painter, sometimes used to designate costume such as appears in his pictures: as, a Watteau bodice; a Watteau mantle.
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In literature:

A story as dainty as a Watteau painting.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
I'd as soon think of criticizing a Watteau lady on an ivory fan!
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Their Watteau Screens will serve as small ornaments afterwards.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 10, 1892" by Various
There is about the same analogy between Watteau and Reynolds as between Claude Lorraine and Gaspar Poussin (1723-1792).
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
One can never quite think of anyone in connection with her pictures other than the happy reminiscence of Watteau.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
Carpeaux was born at Valenciennes, and the fine statue of Watteau which stands now in the city was both suggested and executed by him.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Such was a field festival in 1703; at that date Antony Watteau would be painting similar subjects.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She still strove to take the situation lightly, to treat it picturesquely, like a love-scene on a Watteau fan.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
It was rather pretty there; I should not wonder that Watteau never actually saw anything so beautiful.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
For Watteau himself, the deity of the century, Diderot cared very little.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley

In poetry:

Her scarf, her lute, whose ribbons breathe
The perfume of her touch; her gloves,
Modeling the daintiness they sheathe;
Her fan, a Watteau, gay with loves,
Lie there beneath
"Overseas" by Madison Julius Cawein
From what old ballad, or from what rich frame
Did you descend to glorify the earth?
Was it from Chaucer's singing book you came?
Or did Watteau's small brushes give you birth?
"Wealth" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
COUNSEL. Swiftly fled each honeyed hour
Spent with this unmanly male!
Camberwell became a bow'r,
Peckham an Arcadian Vale,
Breathing concentrated otto!—
An existence … la Watteau.
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Watteau's "Iris," left, is in the National Gallery's new show of French genre painting .
Watteau's Mezzetin, probably 1718–20, one of the works the Metropolitan Museum acquired during the Depression.