Artist: Nicolas Lancret
Dates: 22 January 1680 – 14 September 1743
Title of Piece: Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing
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.