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

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The four paintings in this series - 'Morning', 'Midday', 'Afternoon' and 'Evening' are also known as Les Heures du Jour (The Hours of the Day). They were painted by February 1741 when engravings of them by Nicolas de Larmessin III were presented to the Académie in Paris. It appears that this painting had been exhibited in the Salon of 1739.

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