(b. 1690, Paris, d. 1743, Paris)
Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing1730
Oil on canvas, 42 x 55 cm
Wallace Collection, London
One of the most celebrated dancers of her day, she was twenty when Lancret painted this portrait of her in character; it was immediately engraved. Camargo was famed for the innovations she brought to her art, while her biography has been highly coloured, especially concerning her amorous affairs.