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

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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.

Other paintings in this group: The Four Times of Day