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

Spring

1738
Oil on canvas, 69 x 68 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Watteau died young, but the overtones of his unconventional art were imitated by several skillful painters. One of them, Nicolas Lancret placed greater emphasis on the landscape and, even when he retained silky garments, rendered the poetry of group scenes anecdotal.