draughtsmanship · Uncategorized · Watteau

Who is the greatest draughts person of them all?

This is what I pondered as I sat sketching a Watteau painting in the Wallace Collection.

A Lady at her Toilet (La Toilette) c 1716


Watteau would certainly be in my top ten list of best artists for draughtsmanship. He always attains a lightness of touch, a sensitivity  that renders his figures as light as air. The themes of his paintings are always to do with love and courtship but despite this there is always an underlying mood of bitter-sweet unrequited love.




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