Cod: 316854
Antique oil painting on canvas depicting a gallant scene. France 19th century.
Period: 19th century
Description: Ancient painting depicting a moment of leisure of French aristocracy, anonymous French school teacher of the early 19th century, oil on canvas. The composition of the scene is engaged by various characters, men, women and girls, caught in a joyful picture of daily life animated by the carefree joie de vivre typical of the frivolous and worldly aristocracy. Our painting is inspired by the so-called "gallant scenes", a pictorial theme that became so prominent in the European pictorial culture already from the first decades of the eighteenth century to the point of having almost the dignity of a pictorial genre. It reflects a modus vivendi of the high s