Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater
French, 1695-1736
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., J. Paul Getty Museum

Painter Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater was Jean-Antoine Watteau’s only student and closest follower. Even though Pater was allegedly dismissed in a flare-up of Watteau’s difficult temper, Pater ardently declared that everything he knew came from his short period of instruction under the master (and they would eventuall …

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