Meeting Place of the Hunt

This small panel is perhaps the companion to Monticelli's 'Fountain in a Park'. In both paintings the artist evokes the 18th-century tradition of the 'fête galante', initiated by Watteau, in which elegant courtiers enjoy themselves in parks and gardens.

Monticelli's distinctive painting style, characterised by evident rapidity of execution, thick paint, and blurred forms, was influential in the late 19th century on artists as diverse as Cézanne and Van Gogh.

Key facts

Artist dates
1824 - 1886
Full title
Meeting Place of the Hunt
Date made
about 1875-80
Medium and support
Oil on wood, probably mahogany
19.1 x 47 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Gallant Scenes

Adolphe Monticelli
about 1875-80
Adolphe Monticelli: 'Fountain in a Park'