[wo-toh; French va-toh]


Jean An·toine [zhahn ahn-twan] /ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ˈtwan/, 1684–1721, French painter.

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Historical Examples of watteau

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for watteau



Jean-Antoine (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan). 1684–1721, French painter, esp of fêtes champêtres
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