LANCRET, Nicolas
(b. 1690, Paris, d. 1743, Paris)

La Camargo Dancing (detail)

c. 1730
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington

In a clearing among elegant trees in an ideal parkland setting, a couple is dancing a duet, the woman shown to most advantage in a shimmering silver dress adorned with flowers in her hair. A group of five musicians, under the trees at left, provides the accompaniment.