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A woman seated on the lower left in a fancy dress is serenaded under a tree.

A fair skinned woman wears a satin robe, holding a fan, her hair up in a bun as she looks wistfully to the right. A man holding a stringed instrument stands next to her gazing down into her face. He wears knickers, a lace collar, puffy sleeves, and a hat framing his curly hair. Another man in darker clothes plays a flute and sits next to her left, is between her and the musician. In the distance puffy clouds and the roof of a structure down a hill. A leafy old tree limb frames the scene form the left.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Gérard Jean Baptiste Scotin II, French (Paris 1698 - after 1755)
After Jean-Antoine Watteau, French (Valenciennes 1684 - 1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
He Has His Eyes on Her
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Le lorgneur / Altier Intentus
Series/Book Title: Recueil Jullienne
Work Type
18th century
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Physical Descriptions

Engraving and etching
sheet: 62.5 × 47 cm (24 5/8 × 18 1/2 in.)
plate: 38.7 × 28.4 cm (15 1/4 × 11 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left: Watteau pinxit.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, right: G. Scotin Sculp.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left and right: LE LORGNEUR. / Gravée d'apres le Tableau original Peint par / Watteau de mesme gradeur. // ALITER INTENTUS. / Scalptus juxtà Exemplar Ejusdem magnitudinis / à Wateavo Depictum.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, centered: à Paris chez F. Chereau graveur du Roy ruë St.Jacques aux deux pilliers d'Or
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, lower left: Avec privilége du Roy.


Recorded Ownership History
Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, Cheshire, by 1884, by descent, sold [through Christie's, London, July 15, 2015, lot 172]; to private collection, United Kingdom, sold [through C. G. Boerner LLC, New York], to; Harvard Art Museums, 2017

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

probably ii/ii
Standard Reference Number
Dacier & Vuaflart 14

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard Norton Memorial Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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