Beautiful picnics in paintings from the 1530s to the 21st century. A couple early ones involve "Halte de Chasse" or a break in the Hunt.
The image on the left is by the Frenchman James Tissot in 1870.
Bernard van Orley's Halte de Chasse c1531 Louvre
Arcadia by Frans Francken 1626-32 (private; Web Gallery of
Halte de Chasse. Carle van Loo 1737 Louvre
A Pic Nick in the Woods of New England. Jerome Thomson c1855 Boston Museum of Fine Arts. details on the painting HERE
The Picnic. George Goodwin Kilburne. c1900 from Bonhams
Web Gallery of Art HERE
Picnic Wit HERE
Past posts about picnics HERE
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