The Love Song

famous painting by antoine watteau

Charming scene of a young man singing a love song to his beloved. This oil on canvas painting by the famous French artist Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) depicts what appears to be a gathering of friends in a garden. The young man, wearing a hat that looks a bit like a flattened ice pack, is holding his instrument and leans down to sing to his lady. The lady appears to be paging through a book of sheet music perhaps picking the next tune he will play for the group.