They were not caricatures, as one might suppose, but rural scenes à la Watteau, and allegorical subjects.
He had an admiration for Boucher, Watteau, and all that school.
But how delicious they are, these French gossips, so long as one is mindful not to think of Watteau!
As for Nick and me, we knew nothing of Greuze and Watteau then, and we could only stare in astonishment.
There the pine-woods are very grave, and a Watteau figure would have been incongruous.
It is very unusual to meet a Watteau figure in a Watteau landscape.
That is why the decorations of Watteau are the most wonderful in the world.
Of its pictured romance, Watteau and Boucher and Fragonard hold the keys.
Apart from the details he gives of Watteau's life, the passages which describe his method of work are the most interesting.
It may be said that with Gerin's death Watteau's boyhood died.