Antoine Watteau

Ceres (Summer)

Antoine Watteau - Ceres (Summer)


John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 436
Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 98


Commissioned by Pierre Crozat (1665-1740) for the dining room of his hôtel on rue de Richelieu, Paris
by inheritance with the hôtel to his nephew, Louis François Crozat, marquis du Châtel (1691-1750), Paris
by inheritance with the hôtel to his daughter, Louise-Honorine Crozat (1737-1801, married 1750 to the duc de Choiseul), Paris
the hôtel was sold in 1772 and demolished shortly thereafter, before which the painting was removed, probably to the Choiseul's Château de Chanteloup, Touraine
estate sale of Etienne François, duc de Choiseul (1719-1785), Paillet, Paris, 18 December 1786, nr. 3, purchased by Meunier
Jean Baptiste Pierre Le Brun (1748-1813), Paris
his own sale, Le Brun, Paris, 11 April-8 May 1791, 10th day (April 20), nr. 204
sale, Le Brun, Paris, 15 November 1791, nr. 95
Roehn, Paris
Charles Wertheimer (died 1911), London
with Charles Sedelmeyer Galleries, Paris, by 1895, sold 1898 to Phillips
Sir Lionel Phillips, bt. (1855-1936), Tylney Hall, Winchfield
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 25 April 1913, nr. 72
Henri Michel-Lévy (1845-1914), Paris
his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 12-13 May 1919, nr. 28
Léon Michel-Lévy (1846-1925), Paris
his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 17-18 June 1925, 1st day, nr. 160
Batteroze or Betteroze
Charles-Louis Dreyfus (1870-1929), Paris
with Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London, by 1935, sold February 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
gift 1961 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1961.9.50

Other works by Jean-Antoine Watteau

Jean-Antoine Watteau Evening Landscape with Spinner
Evening Landscape with Spinner

Jean-Antoine Watteau A Merry Company
A Merry Company
c. 1719

Antoine Watteau The Shepherds
The Shepherds

Antoine Watteau The Italian Comedians
The Italian Comedians
c. 1720

Antoine Watteau
Ceres (Summer)
c. 1717/18
141.6 x 115.7 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Samuel H. Kress Collection