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Artist: Nicolas Lancret (1690–1743)
Work location: Paris
Title: The Swing
Object type: Painting
Description: Lancret’s speciality was playful scenes showing well-dressed companies from the social elite of the day enjoying themselves. It was a type of subject launched by Watteau in the early 18th century, known as the fête galante – the courtship party. Lancret had been a pupil of Watteau and continued the tradition after his master’s death.
Date: Unknown date
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Height: 37 cm (14.6 in). Width: 47 cm (18.5 in).
Framed: Height: 62 cm (24.4 in). Width: 71 cm (28 in). Depth: 12 cm (4.7 in).