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Current Location: In storage


Par une tendre chansonette...
Translated as: With a tender song


Painter: Lancret, Nicolas



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


Production date: circa AD 1725 : cf. dating of Dresden painting, 'Tanzbelustigung im Schlosspark', Gal.-Nr. 784, which features the same flautist figure. Cochin elder engraving after the painting thought to date, c.1730-50.


With no. 330, its pendant, formerly ascribed to Antoine Watteau.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Panel Height 27 cm Width 19 cm
Frame Height 37 cm Width 29 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 317
Primary reference Number: 2733
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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