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Wall Panals: The Gardener, Horticlture, The Vineyard, The See-Saw, The Swing
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Culture
France, 18th century
Title
Wall Panals: The Gardener, Horticlture, The Vineyard, The See-Saw, The Swing
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Work Type
Painting
Date
c. 1723-1727
Material
oil on canvas
Measurements
Framed: 157 x 43 x 5.5 cm (61 13/16 x 16 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.); Unframed: 151 x 36.5 cm (59 7/16 x 14 3/8 in.)
Description
This whimsical series is one typically found in fashionable, elite Parisian residences of the eighteenth-century. Panel paintings of this variety were created to decorated the space above chair rails and in between doors and windows, and Lancret's series was painted for a room in the Pavillon d'Hauteville in Paris. In keeping with the eighteenth-century French tradition of depicting the four seasons or the times of the day, Lancret's five decorative panels have a unifying theme. Pastoral activities and games, favored themes of Lancret, are the overarching motifs, and depict afternoon pastimes, set in nature. Three of the panels, The Swing, The See Saw, and The Vintage depict lithe, youthful duets playfully engaging in the outdoor pleasures, while the narrower panels, The Gardener and Horticulture, host individual figures cultivating lush, private gardens. Despite the disparate subjects, stylistic details unify the series, including the delicate arabesques derived from nature that frame the scenes, and similar flora and fauna in each panel.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: P - French 18th Century
Department: European Painting and Sculpture
Provenance: Viscount Pierre de Chezelles and Vicomte Hippolyte le Sellier de Chezelles;
by 1926 - at least 1933 Lord Duveen, 1869 - 1939 (London, England)
about 1935-36 Commodore and Mrs. Louis Dudley Beaumont (Cap d’Antibes, France)
Louis Dudley Beaumont Foundati
Gift of the Louis Dudley Beaumont Foundation
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1948.176_full.tif
SSID
24593886

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