Antoine Watteau, 1718 - Mezzetin - fine art print

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Original artwork specifications as provided from the museum (© Copyright - The Metropolitan Museum of Art -

Mezzetin, a stock comic character of the Italian commedia dell'arte, became an established performer on the Paris stage. Various players were engraved in his costume, which by about 1680 comprised a striped jacket and knee-britches, a floppy hat, a ruff, and a short cape. Mezzetin was by turns interfering, devious, and lovelorn, but not languorous. His head and his large, angular hands are extraordinarily expressive.

This artwork titled Mezzetin was painted by the rococo master Antoine Watteau in 1718. The piece of art has the following size: 21 3/4 x 17 in (55,2 x 43,2 cm) and was manufactured with the technique of oil on canvas. Today, the artpiece forms part of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital art collection, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. We are glad to reference that the work of art, which belongs to the public domain is being included with courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Munsey Fund, 1934. The creditline of the artwork is: Munsey Fund, 1934. Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with a ratio of 3 : 4, which means that the length is 25% shorter than the width. Antoine Watteau was a male painter from France, whose art style can be classified as Rococo. The French artist lived for 37 years, born in the year 1684 in Valenciennes and passed away in 1721.

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  • Canvas: A canvas direct print is a printed canvas stretched on a wooden stretcher. It generates the particular effect of three-dimensionality. Hanging your canvas print: The advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without any wall-mounts. Canvas prints are suitable for any kind of wall.
  • Acrylic glass print: The print on acrylic glass, often referenced as a plexiglass print, makes an artwork into décor. Above all, it forms a great alternative option to dibond and canvas prints. The artwork is made with the help of state-of-the-art UV direct print machines. The effect of this are rich and deep colors. With an acrylic glass art print sharp contrasts plus minor painting details will be more exposed because of the delicate tonal gradation in the picture. The plexiglass protects your selected fine art print against light and external influences for up to 60 years.
  • Aluminium dibond print (metal): Aluminium Dibond prints are prints on metal with an impressive depth effect, which makes a contemporary impression thanks to a non-reflective surface. A direct Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is the best introduction to art reproductions with aluminum. The colors of the print are vivid and luminous, the details of the print appear very clear. The UV print on aluminium is the most popular entry-level product and is a truly stylish way to display art, because it puts all of the viewer’s attention on the artwork.
  • The poster print on canvas material: Our poster print is a printed cotton canvas paper with a nice finish on the surface. The printed poster is best suited for framing the art print with the help of a custom frame. Please keep in mind, that depending on the size of the poster we add a white margin 2-6cm round about the painting, which facilitates the framing.

Artist overview

Artist name: Antoine Watteau
Gender: male
Nationality of artist: French
Professions: painter
Country of the artist: France
Classification: old master
Art styles: Rococo
Life span: 37 years
Birth year: 1684
Born in (place): Valenciennes
Year died: 1721
City of death: Nogent-sur-Marne

Background information on the original piece of art

Title of the piece of art: "Mezzetin"
Categorization of the artwork: painting
Umbrella term: classic art
Artwork century: 18th century
Artpiece year: 1718
Artwork age: around 300 years
Medium of original artwork: oil on canvas
Size of the original artpiece: 21 3/4 x 17 in (55,2 x 43,2 cm)
Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum website: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Munsey Fund, 1934
Artwork creditline: Munsey Fund, 1934

Item information

Product categorization: art copy
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing method: digital printing
Production: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Intended product usage: wall decoration, art reproduction gallery
Orientation: portrait format
Aspect ratio: 3 : 4
Image ratio meaning: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Available product fabrics: metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) options: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) size variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium print sizes: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Framing of the art reproduction: no frame

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