Creation Date: 1718-1719
Size: 93.9 x 47.7 in (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
Media: Oil on canvas
Location: The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
This wonderful painting is another example of a work that was given a title after the death of the artist. Apparently the lutist is a depiction of Watteau himself. It appears as if the primary figures in this painting are about to engage in a very serious dance. As is typical of Watteau, it also appears as if some sexual advances are being made by other characters.