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

Company in the Park

Oil on canvas, 65 x 70 cm
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Lancret was a painter of rustic entertainments and the theatre. Although he borrowed Watteau's thematic repertory and style, he does not attain the universal, poetic dimension of his work.