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80

Follower of Nicolas Lancret

A couple with a birdcage in a park, surrounded by other figures and dogs

Reserves

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Nicolas Lancret

Follower of Nicolas Lancret

A couple with a birdcage in a park, surrounded by other figures and dogs

A couple with a birdcage in a park, surrounded by other figures and dogs

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,528

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Nicolas Lancret

A couple with a birdcage in a park, surrounded by other figures and dogs


oil on canvas

canvas: 17 by 18 ½ in.; 43.2 by 47 cm.

framed: 25 by 23 ⅝ in.; 63.5 by 59.9 cm.

The canvas is either unlined or very thinly lined and stable on its stretcher. The image reads well but the varnish may have darkened slightly. Earlier restoration and retouching visible to the naked eye in the following areas: lower chest and collar around dress. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears milky but an earlier campaign of restoration is visible in small strokes in the lower and upper right side of the canvas. Painting can be cleaned and re-varnished but can be hung in its present state. Offered in an elaborately carved giltwood frame with name plate reading "N. Lancret."


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Lord Dunmore, Scotland;
Anonymous Sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 8 December 1983, lot 59

This composition derives from an engraving by Nicolas de Larmessin copying the original painting by Nicolas Lancret entitled Les Amours du Bocage, today in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.1


1. Oil on canvas. 43.9 by 48 cm. Inv. no. HUW 4. See https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/o5xrD9kG7X/nicolas-lancret/der-vogelkaefig-les-amours-du-boca