The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House

Treasure of the Month: Unknown Netherlandish artist and Nicolas Lancret, A Young women in a Kitchen, France, c.1720-30

Monday 28th July, 2014

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Christoph Vogtherr 

Eighteenth-century collectors often combined paintings by different hands band from different periods as pairs. Occasionally, contemporary artists were asked to alter paintings from much earlier periods. "A Young Woman in a Kitchen" is a rare survivor of this practice, because often the additions were removed again at a later date. This painting can tell the story of how artists and collectors in eighteenth-century Paris saw, discussed and displayed earlier works. Free but tour numbers are strictly limited to 25 people per tour.