Nicolas Lancret

(1690 - 1743)
Nicolas Lancret was a French painter. Born in Paris, he was a brilliant depicter of light comedy which reflected the tastes and manners of French society during the regency of the Duke of Orleans and, later, early reign of King Louis XV.

Lancret's first master was Pierre d'Ulin, but his acquaintance with and admiration for Watteau induced him to l...
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