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Dance before a Fountain  1724

by Nicolas Lancret

In a luxuriant park adorned with a monumental fountain, two couples perform a country dance, accompanied by the music of a rustic bagpipe. On either side, other couples play out the game of love in its various stages of anticipation, entreaty, and reward. [br] Lancret's subject was an invention of the 1700s. Called a fête galante,these paintings depicted a pastoral lands...
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