Jean Honoré Fragonard
Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Rights held by: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Chester Dale Fund
Despite his early training in the studios of Jean Siméon Chardin and François Boucher, Fragonard did not follow the path of the traditional history painter of his age and favored the support of a private clientele over that of the Crown. Inspired by contemporary landscape artists, such as Claude-Joseph Vernet, as well as by an early sojourn in Italy from 1756 to 1761, Fragonard developed an interest in landscape painting and drawing that would remain an important aspect of his art throughout his life.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on paper
21.5 x 32.8 cm
Created: Circa 1765
This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions