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Nicolas Lancret Woman on a Swing oil painting


Woman on a Swing
Painting ID::  2348
Nicolas Lancret
Woman on a Swing


   
   
     

Nicolas Lancret A Lady and Gentleman with Two Girls in a Garden oil painting


A Lady and Gentleman with Two Girls in a Garden
Painting ID::  2349
Nicolas Lancret
A Lady and Gentleman with Two Girls in a Garden


   
   
     

Nicolas Lancret The Bird Cage oil painting


The Bird Cage
Painting ID::  10295
Nicolas Lancret
The Bird Cage
Oil on canvas, 44 x 48 cm Alte Pinakothek Munich

   
   
     

Nicolas Lancret Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing oil painting


Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing
Painting ID::  10296
Nicolas Lancret
Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing
1730Oil on canvas 42 x 55 cm

   
   
     

Nicolas Lancret Company in Park oil painting


Company in Park
Painting ID::  10297
Nicolas Lancret
Company in Park
Oil on canvas, 64,5 x 69,5 cm Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

   
   
     

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     Nicolas Lancret
     French 1690-1743 Nicolas Lancret (22 January 1690 ?C 14 September 1743), French painter, was born in Paris, and became a brilliant depicter of light comedy which reflected the tastes and manners of French society under the regent Orleans. His first master was Pierre d'Ulin, but his acquaintance with and admiration for Watteau induced him to leave d'Ulin for Gillot, whose pupil Watteau had been. Two pictures painted by Lancret and exhibited on the Place Dauphine had a great success, which laid the foundation of his fortune, and, it is said, estranged Watteau, who had been complimented as their author. Lancret's work cannot now, however, be taken for that of Watteau, for both in drawing and in painting his touch, although intelligent, is dry, hard and wanting in that quality which distinguished his great model; these characteristics are due possibly in part to the fact that he had been for some time in training under an engraver. The number of his paintings (of which over eighty have been engraved) is immense; he executed a few portraits and attempted historical composition, but his favorite subjects were balls, fairs, village weddings, etc. The British Museum possesses an admirable series of studies by Lancret in red chalk, and the National Gallery, London, shows four paintings--the "Four Ages of Man" (engraved by Desplaces and l'Armessin), cited by d'Argenville amongst the principal works of Lancret. In 1719 he was received as Academician, and became councillor in 1735; in 1741 he married a grandchild of Boursault, author of Aesop at Court.

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