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Jean-Honore Fragonard



 

 

Jean-Honore Fragonard

(b Grasse, 4 April 1732; d Paris, 22 Aug 1806).

 Painter, draughtsman, printmaker and museum official.

He was the only child of François Fragonard (1699–1781) and Françoise Petit, who both came from families of shopkeepers and glove-makers in Grasse. In 1738 the family moved to Paris, where, on the advice of François Boucher, Fragonard spent some time as a pupil of Jean-Siméon Chardin. He entered Boucher’s own studio c. 1749 and probably remained there for about a year. Boucher was then at the height of his fame, and Fragonard doubtless assisted the overworked master on important commissions, such as large tapestry designs. He also made numerous copies after paintings by Boucher, such as Hercules and Omphale (untraced; C L62), and by Rembrandt, such as Girl with Broom (untraced; C L19). In 1752 Fragonard entered the competition for the Prix de Rome, relying on Boucher’s influence to overcome the stipulation that all candidates had to be pupils at the Académie Royale. His winning entry, Jeroboam Sacrificing to the Idols (Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.), in fact shows little of Boucher’s teaching but is rather painted in the grand manner of Carle Vanloo, whose influence can be seen in the colouring, the geometrical composition and the concern for expressive detail at this moment of high drama.



 


 

Les Bergeres
 

 


Retrato de Diderot


 


Portrait of a Singer Holding a Sheet of Music
1769


 

The Meeting
1773
Frick Collection at New York


 

The Lover Crowned
1773
Frick Collection at New York


 

Education is Everything
1780
oil on canvas
Museum of Art, Sao Paolo


 

Fete at Rambouillet
1780


 

Le combat de Minerve contre Mars


 

A Shepherdess


 

The High Priest Coresus Sacrifies Himself to Save Callirhoe


 

A Study


 

Retrato de Abbe de Saint-Non


 

El columpio

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