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Nicolas Lancret

Nicolas Lancret

Artist: Nicolas Lancret

Dates: 22 January 1680 – 14 September 1743

Nationality: French

Title of Piece: Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing

Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing by Nicolas Lancret

Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing by Nicolas Lancret

Brief Biography: Lancret was a light comedy painter reflecting the tastes of French society under the regent Orleans. His Rococoesque style display a delicate freshness and vitality and influenced both Gainsborough and Fragonard. Lancret married late in his life when he found his future wife and her dying mother in poverty.

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