Nicolas Lancret

1690-1743 France/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Nicolas (Nicholas) Lancret was born in Paris in 1690. He began studies with Pierre d'Ulin; however, his primary instruction was by Claude Gillot alongside Jean Antoine Watteau, who had a profound influence on him. Two of his paintings got attributed to Watteau, which led to them falling out. Lancret subsequently became acquainted with many patrons, and he achieved much success. The Academy elected Lancret as 'Conseiller' in 1735, and Louis XV commissioned six of his works for Versailles. He married in 1741 and died three years later. Nicolas Lancret was a painter of fĂȘtes galantes 'amorous dalliances' in the style of Watteau but considered 'almost' equal in skill to his mentor.

 

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Summer

Summer

Billiard
Players

Billiard Players

Party
in a Park

Party in a Park

Le Repas
Italien

Le Repas Italien

the
Swing

Swing

Bathers

Bathers

Bird
Cage

Bird Cage

Company
in the Park

Company in the Park

Dance in
a Pavilion

Dance in a Pavilion

Le
Moulinet

Le Moulinet


Competition

Competition in Archery-Ivory Miniature

Concert
in the Park

Concert in the Park

Dance before a
Fountain

Dance before a Fountain

Elegant Group of
People in a Park

Elegant Group of People in a Park

Fete
in a Wood

Fete in a Wood

The
Earth

The Earth

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Sleeping
Shepherdess

Sleeping Shepherdess

The
Awarding

The Awarding of the Order of the Holy Spirit in the Chapel of Versailles

The Beautiful
Complacent

The Beautiful Complacent

The Bird
Cage

The Bird Cage

The Burning
Glass

The Burning Glass


Winter

Winter

The Seat
of Justice

The Seat of Justice in the Parlement of Paris

Lady and
Gentleman

Lady and Gentleman with two Girls and a Servant

Mademoiselle de
Camargo Dancing

Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing

Marie
Camargo

Marie Camargo

Play
Outdoors

Play Outdoors

la joie
du theatre

la joie du theatre