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

Tiger Hunt

1735-36
Oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm
Private collection

This painting is a study for a larger one which belonged to a cycle of eight canvases depicting exotic hunt scenes. The cycle was commissioned for one of the small royal apartment if the castle of Versailles from Jean-François de Troy, François Boucher, Charles Parrocel, Nicolas Lancret, Jean Baptiste Vanloo and Jean Baptiste Pater. The cycle is now conserved at the Mudée de Picardie, Amiens.