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Subjects : Food, History
Keywords : 18th century, greed, meal, nobility, oyster, servant
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Oysters Lunch

The Oyster Luncheon is a painting by Jean-François de Troy, painted in 1735 and kept at the Musée Condé in Chantilly. It was commissioned by the King and, along with its counterpart, Le Déjeuner de jambon by Nicolas Lancret, was intended to decorate the dining room of the small flats at the Château de Versailles. The painting has the historical distinction of depicting the first painted bottle of champagne. The painting was commissioned by King Louis XV from the painter Jean-François de Troy for the dining room of the small flats at the Château de Versailles, and was completed in 1735. At the same time, he produced two other paintings for the king's flats: Le Déjeuner de chasse (Musée du Louvre), and Cerf aux abois. The painter was not paid 2,400 livres for the first painting until 20 January 1738. In the flats, it was the counterpart to Nicolas Lancret's Déjeuner de jambon. It was installed in 1737 and appears in the inventory of the royal collections at that date. By 1768, however, the paintings had left the flats following their refurbishment as pantries and kitchens. In 1784, the paintings were present at the château's superintendency. During the Revolution, the painting was seized and sent to the Muséum central des arts, the forerunner of the Louvre. During the Restoration in 1817, Louis-Philippe I, then Duke of Orléans, demanded the painting and its counterpart, claiming that they had wrongly come from the collection of the Regent, his ancestor. He sent the two [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the french school style.


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