Like Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), Pater was inspired by contemporary dance performances that often included Italian comedians and musicians. This style, known as fêtes galantes, with depictions of graceful, gallant forms, embodies the very essence of Rococco style. Pater was received by the Académie in 1728 as “peintre de sujets modernes” (painter of contemporary scenes) with a work entitled Fête Champêtre, Réjouissance de soldats, which is part of the collection at the Louvre.


  • Title: Rest in the Park (Le Repos dans le parc)
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste Pater
  • Date: c. 1720s
  • Location Created: France
  • Physical Dimensions: w25.25 x h21.88 in.
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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