Talk: Did the Rococo Garden Really Exist?

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Painted garden- or park-like settings are not hard to find in French Rococo paintings. They make the ideal background for galanterie, and the Wallace Collection’s works by François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and AntoineWatteau illustrate this point perfectly. But did the French Rococo garden actually exist?

Using drawings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry and engraved plans of the period, Louise Leates, freelance lecturer in English and European fine and decorative arts and garden history, explores the question.

Venue details

Wallace Collection Hertford House, Manchester Square, LONDON London W1U 3BN 020 7563 9500 www.wallacecollection.org