Mar 29, 2021
Mar 29, 2021

A Party Picnicking Near a Village

A Party Picnicking Near a Village

c. 1760–1770

Louis Nicolas van Blarenberghe

(French, 1716–1794)

Gouache on antique laid paper

Sheet: 12.1 x 16.6 cm (4 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2019.63

Location

Did you know?

Louis Nicolas van Blarenberghe was from a family of painters; among them he was known as “the great Blarenberghe.”

Description

Louis Nicolas van Blarenberghe was known for drawings such as this one, which were executed on a small scale with exacting detail. His designs attracted the attention of the French monarchy, and he received numerous royal commissions. This work shows well-dressed figures enjoying outdoor leisure in a rural village. Its panoramic landscape and dense crowd were both characteristic of Van Blarenberghe’s miniaturist style.

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Collection: 
DR - French
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing

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