Guitar Player

c. 1725-1730
Lancret was a prolific draughtsman whose surviving drawings are mostly studies of the human figure dressed in the elaborate costumes of the day. Like his mentor, Watteau, he too was a painter of "fêtes galantes", in which one often sees musicians such as this guitar player, their presence in these idyllic scenes emblematic of life's pleasures.
Title
Guitar Player
Date
c. 1725-1730
Medium
Drawing
Materials
red chalk touched with darker red chalk on laid paper
Dimensions
23.9 x 11.6 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1951
Accession number
6048r