Vernet, Claude Joseph (1714-89); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1756. La Ville et la Rade de Toulon; series of views of French seaports commissioned by King Louis XV of France in 1753 and executed between 1754 and 1765; host and hostess welcoming guests for an alfresco lunch party; dejeuner en plein air; Provenance: Louvre, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.