Rococo

The Rococo movement emerged in France in the late 17th and early 18th century. The word is a derivative of the French term rocaille, which means “rock and shell garden ornamentation”. The Rococo movement addressed the most important controversy of the time – colour versus drawing – and combined the two to create beautiful pieces. Artists of this period focused more on attention to detail, ornamentation and use of bright colours. In France Boucher and in Italy Tiepolo and Sebastiano Ricci and Corrado Giaquinto, all artists handled by The Matthiesen Gallery, are the leading proponents of the style.

Virgin and Child with St Francis of Paola, St john and St Roch

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo and 1780-1820 Neoclassicism
Virgin and Child with St Francis of Paola, St john and St Roch
Diana returning from the hunt

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Historical Period: 1600-1720 Baroque and 1720-1780 Rococo
Diana returning from the hunt
Jacob wrestling  the Angel

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo
Jacob wrestling the Angel
Rebecca at the Well

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo
Rebecca at the Well
A Capriccio of classical Ruins with Peasants and a Sol

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo
A Capriccio of classical Ruins with Peasants and a Sol
Portrait of two English gentlemen before the Arch of Constantine

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo
Portrait of two English gentlemen before the Arch of Constantine
Boar Hunt & Stag  Hunt (Paintings are paired)

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo
Boar Hunt & Stag Hunt (Paintings are paired)
Lovers on a Balcony: A View towards a Village, with the Temple at Paestum

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo
Lovers on a Balcony: A View towards a Village, with the Temple at Paestum
Equestrian portrait of the architect Barthélemy Michel Hazon in the costume of a Turkish Mufti

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Historical Period: 1720-1780 Rococo
Equestrian portrait of the architect Barthélemy Michel Hazon in the costume of a Turkish Mufti