Claude Gillot

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Jean Aubert's engraving of Gillot's self-portrait, c. 1720
Les Deux Carrosses by Claude Gillot, 1707

Claude Gillot (April 27, 1673 – May 4, 1722) was a French painter, print-maker and illustrator, best known as the master of Watteau and Lancret.


Gillot was born in Langres.[1] He was a painter, engraver, book illustrator, metal worker, and designer for the theater. He had Watteau as an apprentice between 1703 and 1708.

Gillot's sportive mythological landscape pieces, with such titles as Feast of Pan and Feast of Bacchus, opened the Academy of Painting at Paris to him in 1715; and he then adapted his art to the fashionable tastes of the day, and introduced the decorative fêtes champêtres, in which he was afterwards surpassed by his pupils. He was also closely connected with the opera and theatre as a designer of scenery and costumes.[2] He died in Paris, aged 49.


Notable Publications


  1. ^ "Claude Gillot - French painter, engraver, and theatrical designer". Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911.
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Gillot, Claude" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 23.
  • Campbell, Gordon, ed. (2006). The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. 1. Oxford University Press. p. 424. ISBN 978-0-19-518948-3 – via Google Books.
  • Crow, Thomas E. (1985). Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris. New Haven ; London: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-03764-3.
  • Dacier, Èmile (1928–1930). "Gillot". In Dimier, Louis (ed.). Les peintres français du XVIII-e siècle (in French). Paris, Bruxelles: G. Van Oest.
  • Eidelberg, Martin (April 1973). "Watteau and Gillot: A Point of Contact". The Burlington Magazine. 115 (841): 232–239. JSTOR 877333.
  • Eidelberg, Martin (September 1974). "Watteau and Gillot: An Additional Point of Contact". The Burlington Magazine. 116 (858): 536, 538–539. JSTOR 877793.
  • Grasselli, Margaret Morgan; Rosenberg, Pierre & Paramantier, Nicole (1984). Watteau, 1684-1721 ; National Gallery of Art, June 17—September 23, 1984; Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, October 23, 1984—January 28, 1985; Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, February 22—May 26, 1985 (PDF). Washington: National Gallery of Art. ISBN 0-89468-074-9. OCLC 557740787 – via the National Gallery of Art archive.
  • Jowers, Sidney. Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs: A Bibliography and Iconography. London, New York: Routledge. p. 55. ISBN 0-415-24774-8.
  • Mathey, Jacques (August 1960). "Drawings by Watteau and Gillot". The Burlington Magazine. 102 (689): 354–359, 361. JSTOR 873042.
  • Mosbey, Dewey F. (Spring 1974). "Claude Gillot's "Embarkation for the Isle of Cythera" and Its Relationship to Watteau". Master Drawings. 12 (1): 49–56, 102–103. JSTOR 1553223.
  • Munhall, Edgar (April 1962). "Claude Gillot's 'Feast of Pan'". Yale Art Gallery Bulletin. 27 (1–2): 22–35. JSTOR 40514051.
  • Plax, Julie Anne (2000). Watteau and the Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-Century France. Cambridge etc.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-64268-X. OCLC 803847893.
  • Populus, Bernard (1930). Claude Gillot (1673–1722): Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé (in French). Paris: Société pour l'étude de la gravure française.
  • Tonkovich, Jennifer (April 2005). "Claude Gillot's Costume Designs for the Paris Opéra: Some New Sources". The Burlington Magazine. 147 (1225): 248–252. JSTOR 20073927.
  • Tonkovich, Jennifer (Winter 2006). "A New Album of Theater Drawings by Claude Gillot". Master Drawings. 44 (4): 464–486. JSTOR 20444475.
  • Tonkovich, Jennifer (Summer 2009). "New Light on Drawings by Claude Gillot and His Circle in Stockholm". Master Drawings. 47 (2): 159–173. JSTOR 25609737.

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