PATER, Jean Baptiste Joseph
(b. 1695, Valenciennes, d. 1736, Paris)

The Chinese Hunt

Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This painting is a sketch for a panel which was commissioned in 1736 by Louis XV for the Petite Galerie in Versailles. The Gallery was decorated with exotic hunting scenes by Boucher, Lancret and others.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, Act III: Jägerchor