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[wo-toh; French va-toh] /wɒˈtoʊ; French vaˈtoʊ/
Jean Antoine
[zhahn ahn-twan] /ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ˈtwan/ (Show IPA),
1684–1721, French painter. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard worked for tyrants and for slaves.

    The Gods are Athirst Anatole France
  • He had an admiration for Boucher, Watteau, and all that school.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • As for Nick and me, we knew nothing of Greuze and Watteau then, and we could only stare in astonishment.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • It was a little picture of Watteau, animated and talking from beginning to end.

  • So, if he would, he might say that she was like a Watteau and had made a picture.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • It is very unusual to meet a Watteau figure in a Watteau landscape.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Of its pictured romance, Watteau and Boucher and Fragonard hold the keys.


    Haldane Macfall
  • Watteau is true successor to his masters Teniers and Rubens.

    Watteau C. Lewis Hind
  • Watteau's dames and gallants are touched with happy melancholy.

    Watteau C. Lewis Hind
  • Eighteenth-century art in France means, for most of us, Watteau.

    Watteau C. Lewis Hind
British Dictionary definitions for Watteau


/ˈwɒtəʊ; French vato/
Jean-Antoine (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan). 1684–1721, French painter, esp of fêtes champêtres
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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