Marriage Contract and Country Dancing
oil on canvas, unlined
1914 x 2512 in. (48.9 x 64.7 cm.)
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This is a version of Watteau's Marriage Contract and Country Dance of circa 1711 in the Prado, Madrid (P002353). Another, slightly different version of the composition is held in the Soane Museum, London. The latter was engraved in circa 1735 by Nicolas de Larmessin. A number of copies after the Soane version exist; versions following the Prado composition are less common.
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