Rococo hunting party by Charles André van Loo 1737.

Louis XV, Rococo, fashion, costumes, Charles André van Loo
Halte de chasse; D’après une œuvre de Charles André van Loo 1737

Hunting stop, painted for the dining room of the Petit apartments of Louis XV, King of France (1715-1774), in Fontainebleau (Ile-de-France) 1737.

This painting dates from the most characteristic period of Louis XV’s reign and shows an extremely accurate representation of the society of that time.

Un Déjeuner de chasse; D’après une œuvre de Carle Vanloo 1737 (Charles André van Loo).

Ce tableau est de l’époque la plus caractéristique du règne de Louis XV, et donne de la société d’alors une représentation des plus attrayantes.

Tout y est jeune, galant, aimable. Les femmes y trônent, niais descendues des nuages de l’Olympe, sur lesquels il était de mode de les représenter dans la première partie du siècle. Ces amazones en panier déjeunent de viandes de haute boucherie, et l’on sable les vins de France que la mule bayonnaise a apportés. Le laquais, le nègre africain qui rehausse si fort la livrée, s’empressent. Il ne s’agit plus des chasses au faucon, à l’épervier, des damoiselles du moyen âge. Tout l’équipage est celui d’une chasse au cerf, le laisser courre ou la chasse par force. Voilà les piqueurs et les limiers qui entendent si bien leur langage. Voilà Miraut: hau ribaut, hau l’ami, tau tau après, après, à route, à route, à route, à lui. Hourvari, mon valet. Hau l’ami, hau, lau, lau, lau. Enfin voilà le fusil; on peut rencontrer le sanglier.

Par Urrabieta. Impr. litho de Firmin-Didot et Cie.

Halte de chasse, peint pour la salle à manger des Petits appartements de Louis XV, roi de France (1715-1774), à Fontainebleau (Ile-de-France) 1737.

Note:  Parisian costumes of the 18th century. Ragpicker. Water carrier.

Source: XVIIIme siècle: institutions, usages et costumes. France, 1700-1789 par Paul Lacroix. Firmin-Didot et cie, Paris 1878.

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