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After Nicolas Lancret (French, 1690-1743) Afternoon

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
685
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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

After Nicolas Lancret (French, 1690-1743)

Afternoon, from the series The Four Times of Day
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 33 3/4 in. (68.0 x 86.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, minor paint losses, craquelure, areas of skinning.

N.B. The subject matter of elegant companions playing backgammon in a park is taken from Nicolas Lancret's oil, Afternoon, from the series The Four Times of Day, in the collection of the National Gallery in London. However, the figures are shown as mirror images of the original work, suggesting that the painting at hand was actually copied after the engraving of Lancret's work done by Nicolas de Larmessin IV, as L'Après-Dinée, published in 1741.
Estimate $700-900

Inscribed indistinctly, perhaps "Watteau," in ink on the stretcher.

Partial gallery label from H. ...FAUD, 14 rue de la grange bateliere, Paris, on the stretcher.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Nicolas de Larmessin IV, Nicolas Lancret, Conservation and restoration, Craquelure, Pottery, London

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