Painting by French artist Nicolas Lancre “Spring”. The size of the painting is 116 x 95 cm, oil on canvas. Lancre worked for a long time in collaboration with Loya, who collected paintings by painters of “gallant festivities” to decorate the interiors of apartments and houses of noble people.
Thus, Lancre painted paintings for the salons of Madame de Boulogne, for Madame de Berenghan, for Madame de la Fay, for a large number of other art lovers and even to decorate the interiors of the king’s apartments. These are the series and cycles of the paintings: “Four ages of life”, “Seasons”, “Children’s games”, “Four seasons of winter” and “Four times of summertime”; the painter’s canvases, separate by design, are “Young Woman Neglecting a Meeting,” “Young Women in the Shadow of the Park’s Trees,” “Morning,” “Noon,” “At the Fountain of Love,” and other paintings. Lancre sometimes placed at the lower edge of the paintings and engravings of the quatrain to explain the meaning of the plot.