Artist Nicolas Lancret, French, 1690-1743
  • The Repast of the Hunting Party
Date ca. 1725
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 22 × 29 inches (55.9 × 73.7 cm)
Framed: 33 × 40 × 4 inches (83.8 × 101.6 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 28.95
Department European Painting
On View Fashionable Living: S330.5, Level 3 (see map)
the artist's wife, Mme. Lancret (possibly Paris, France);
April 5, 1782, sold by (Pierre Rémy, Paris, France) auction Mme. Lancret, no. 14;
Baron Etienne Martin de Beurnonville [d. 1876] (Paris, France);
May 21-22, 1883, sold by (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France) auction E. M. de Beurnonville, lot 23 [sold for 1.120 francs];
Emile Barre (Paris, France);
January 25-26, 1894, sold by (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France) auction E. Barre, lot 28;
1928, (Edouard Jonas, Paris and New York);
1928-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Mireur, H. Dictionnaire des ventes d'art. Paris, 1911, IV, 170.

Wildenstein, G. Lancret. Paris, 1924, no. 452.

Walther, J. "Eighteenth Century French Paintings." Bulletin of the DIA 10, no 1 (October 1928): pp. 2-3 (ill.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 120 (ill.).

Wilenski, R.H. French Painting. Boston, 1931, p. 124, pl. 54a.

Chefs d'oeuvre de l'art français. Exh. cat., Palais National des Arts. Paris, 1937, p. 90, no. 177.

Loan Exhibition of Masterpieces of Painting. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1942, no. 44.

Richardson, E. P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 77, no. 120.

Florisoone, M. Le dix-huitième siècle: la peinture française. Paris, 1948, pl. 35 (ill.).

Age of Elegance: The Rococo and Its Effect. Exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, 1959, no 17.

Héritage de France, French Painting 1610-1760. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts et al. Montreal, 1961, pp. 40-41, 102, no. 32.

Morissette, G. "Héritage de France." Vie des Arts, no. 24 (Autumn 1961): p.37 (ill.).

Wilhelm, J. "The Sketch in Eighteenth Century French Painting." Apollo 76, no. 7 (September 1962): p. 522 (fig. 7) (ill.).

Man: Glory, Jest and Riddle, A Survey of the Human Form through the Ages. Exh. cat., M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. San Francisco, 1964, no. 197 (ill.).

France in the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts. London, 1968, p. 89, no. 386 (fig. 98).

Roland-Michel, M. "Observations on Madame Lancret's Sale." Burlington Magazine 111, no. 10, suppl. (October 1969): vi, and no. 6, (ill.) p. v, (fig. 4). [suggests DIA painting is lot 14 in Mme. Lancret's sale, held Paris, Hôtel de Bullion, April 5, 1782 and days following.]

Masterpieces from The Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art et al. Tokyo, 1989, pp. 65, 209-210, cat. 33 (ill.).

Baillio, Joseph, et al. The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier, A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. New York 2005, p. 161 (ill.).