The Four Times of Day: Evening
This painting is part of the group: The Four Times of Day

This is the last in a series of four paintings - 'Morning', 'Midday', 'Afternoon' and 'Evening' - known also as Les Heures du Jour (The Hours of the Day).

This picture of contemporary women disporting themselves at stream is poking fun at the commonly depicted subject of Diana and her maidens. Diana was goddess of the moon.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1690 - 1743
Full title
The Four Times of Day: Evening
Group
Date made
1739-41
Medium and support
Oil on copper
Dimensions
28.8 x 36.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir Bernard Eckstein, 1948
Inventory number
NG5870
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Four Times of Day

Painting
Nicolas Lancret
1739
Nicolas Lancret: 'The Four Times of Day: Morning'
Painting
Nicolas Lancret
1739-41
Nicolas Lancret: 'The Four Times of Day: Midday'
Painting
Nicolas Lancret
1739-41
Nicolas Lancret: 'The Four Times of Day: Afternoon'