Lot 368
  • 368

Nicolas Lancret

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Nicolas Lancret
  • La Joie du Theâtre
  • oil on canvas
  • 10 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches


Madame Salomon de Rothschild, Paris 1878;
With With P. and D. Colnaghi, New York;
From whom purchased by the present owners. 


Mercure de France, April 1729, p. 752 (where described as having been engraved by Crépy);
G. Wildenstein, Lancret : biographie et catalogue critiques, l'œuvre de l'artiste reproduite en deux cent quatorze héliogravures, Paris 1924, p. 12, cat. no. 281, reproduced, fig. 71 (with an illustration an engraving of the picture). 

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Mary Tavener Holmes for confirming the attribution to Lancret, based on first hand inspection, and for suggesting an early date of execution circa 1717-1718.