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These 1716 sketches are part of the Royal Academy’s Watteau exhibition, the first of its kind in Britain

Watteau: The Drawings Royal Academy of Arts, 12th March-5th June, Tel: 020 7300 8000

Esprit et Vérité: Watteau and His Circle The Wallace Collection, 12th March-5th June, Tel: 020 7563 9500 The Royal Academy is hosting the first major exhibition of Jean-Antoine Watteau’s drawings to be held in this country. This seems remarkable, given how the French artist valued his drawings; binding them in volumes to provide a permanent source of ideas for his paintings. Within a few years of his death in 1721, over 300 of his drawings…

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