Large oil on canvas 100 cm by 74 cm.
Old frame of 114 cm by 89 cm-carrying a cartouche Nicolas Lancret.
Seductive bucolic and gallant scene at the edge of a fountain in a park. The time is at the snack. The artist has particularly successful his work including this fountain spilling its delicate water nets and depth particularly well done without forgetting the characters and this wonderful goat!
Painting of very good quality that a beautiful old frame embellishes in the most beautiful way.
LANCRET NICOLAS (1690-1743)
Traditional training; learning of engraving, professor at the Academy, then attending the Academy's school, where he was suspended for indiscipline; should have brought Lancret to become a history painter. But he discovered the art of Watteau, perhaps on the occasion of the approval of it at the Academy in 1712, and either by seduction or opportunism (his biographer, Ballot de Sovot, stresses that " the public was very fond of this genre), Lancret decided to become a gallant party painter. He is then pupil of Gillot, as was Watteau, then that of Watteau himself, whose teaching is limited, it seems, to advise him to work according to nature, to draw landscapes in the neighborhood of Paris and to include figures whose invention, it is true, owes everything to this master. Accredited at the Academy in 1718 (a year after Watteau was received there with his pilgrimage to the island of Kythera), Lancret was received there in 1719 with a Fete Galante, category officially recognized recently. He is thus the first of Watteau's "satellites", of those who have diffused, with unequal happiness, a spirit and new subjects in painting.
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