The Dance. Hubert Robert (French, 1733–1808). Oil on canvas. MMOA.
The dancing figures are based on a drawing by François Boucher (1703–1770) engraved in 1769 by Gilles Demarteau (1722–1776). Although based on the work of another artist, they are very lively. The young boy with untidy hair wears pink and white striped pants that match the girl’s dress.