Pater was one of the few pupils of the great Rococo painter Watteau. This work exhibits the typical aesthetics and format of early Rococo painting in its poetic depiction of soldiers at leisure. Pater expressed the strengths and the sensitivities of man, taking joy in the beauty of nature and living things. While the work lacks the delicate balance of objects steeped in shuddering light found in Watteau's work, the lively and fresh brushwork makes it a particularly fine example of Pater's œvre. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)


  • Title: Encampment (Soldiers' Halt)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1695 - 1736
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date Created: Undated
  • Location Created: France
  • Provenance: Andrew James, London; Willed to his daughter, Miss James, London; Auc. Christie's, London, 20. 6. 1891, lot no. 35 (attributed to A. Watteau); Wildenstein, Paris.
  • Physical Dimensions: w220 x h170 mm
  • Painter: Jean-Baptiste Pater
  • Object title (Japanese): 野営(兵士の休息)
  • Object notes (Japanese): パテルはワトーの数少ない弟子の一人で、師が創始した「雅宴画」(野や庭園で語らい、また奏楽に興じる貴族の生活を典雅に描写した絵画)の後継者となった。兵士を描いた本作品は厳密には雅宴画といえないが、兵士たちの遊楽を詩的に描写している点で、初期ロココ絵画の美と様式を典型的に示している。ヴァトーの作品に見られる、震えるような光に浸された事物の精妙な諧調をここに求めることはできないが、筆触には生気がみなぎり、佳品といえよう。ワトー同様に体が弱く、早世を恐れていたパテルは、自然の美しさや生の歓びを人一倍強く感じていたのだろう。作品からは繊細な感受性がしのばれる。(出典: デジタルギャラリー. 1999-2006)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): パテル、ジャン=バティスト
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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