Music Party (1774). Louis de Trinquesse (French, 1745-c.1800). Oil on canvas. Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
Trinquesse painted a number of scenes in the tradition of 18th-century fetes galantes, but was best-known as a prolific draughtsman. His drawings, often signed and dated, were made between 1763 and 1797 or 1798.
This enchanting painting was made by Nicolas Lancret in 1724. This book takes a look at the invention of fête galante, a genre of paintings of elegant figures strolling through pastoral landscapes. Page through this here.
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