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The Reconciliation

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1852 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)
    Watteau, Jean-Antoine, born 1684 - died 1721 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box I

Physical description

Colour print depicting a man and woman in an ornate garden. The man is standing just behind the woman and is gazing at her face whilst she turns to look at him. On the floor in front of the couple is a sheet of paper. In the right corner of the foreground there is a classical style fountain decorated with cherubs. Just visible behind the fountain is a peacock perched on a balustrade. The corner of a flower bed filled with plants is illustrated in the lower left corner.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1852 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)
Watteau, Jean-Antoine, born 1684 - died 1721 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper


Height: 7.8125 in, Width: 6.25 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter after Watteau, 'The Reconciliation,' Baxter-process print, England, 1852

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 332
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Fountain; Garden; Peacock


Prints; Gardens & Gardening


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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