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Fêtes Champêtre (French: "rural feast")

The scene is after an engraving based on David Teniers' Fêtes Champêtre, with Dutch countryfolk imbibing and playing cards beneath a tree, the rim with landscape panels reserved on a cell diaper ground; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam.

Decoration and in painting, representation of a rural feast or open-air entertainment. Although the term fete galante ("gallant feast") is sometimes used synonymously with fete champetre, it is also used to refer to a specific kind of fete champetre: a more graceful, usually aristocratic scene in which groups of idly amorous, relaxed, well-dressed figures are depicted in a pastoral setting.

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