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

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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1690 - 1743
Full title
The Four Times of Day: Morning
Group
Date made
1739
Medium and support
Oil on copper
Dimensions
28.3 x 36.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir Bernard Eckstein, 1948
Inventory number
NG5867
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Four Times of Day

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'
Painting
Nicolas Lancret
1739-41
Nicolas Lancret: 'The Four Times of Day: Evening'