Jean-Honore Fragonard

1732-1806 France-Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Jean-Honoré Fragonard from the village of Grasse began his apprenticeship with of Jean-Baptiste Cardin. After six months being unhappy with the routine he entered the atelier of Francois Boucher whom had earlier rejected him. He spent four years with Boucher and with his encouragement he entered for the esteemed Prix de Rome and won it in 1752. He studied in Rome in 1756 where he was strongly influenced by the works of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Pietro da Cortona. In Rome and Venice, he collaborated with the landscape artist Hubert Robert who became a good friend.
He entered the Academy when back in Paris however he concentrated on doing more congenial type paintings of which there was a high demand for amongst many wealthy Parisians. Unfortunately, his market seized up during the revolution and with the advent of the Neo-Classical style; he thereafter earned a meagre living. His son Alexandre Evariste entered the atelier of Jacques Louis David who got him an administrative job in the Museums Commission and accommodation in the Louvre.
He lost his job and accommodation in 1799 and sadly he died in a sate of relative poverty in 1806.

 

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The Meeting

The Meeting

The Pursuit

The Persuit

The Swing

The Swing

The Swing Two

Swing Two

A Boy as Pierrot

A Boy as Pierrot

Reading

Woman Reading a Book

A Young Scholar

A Young Scholar

Blind Man's Buff

Blind Man's Buff

GardensTivoli

Gardens of Ville d'Este Tivoli

Abbot

Abbot

The Stolen Kiss

Stolen Kiss

Blind Man's Bluff

Blind Man's Bluff two

Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot


Cephalus and Procris

Cephalus and Procris

Education-

Education is Everything

Adoration

Adoration of the Shepherds

Coresus Sacrificing

Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe

Elisabeth-

Elisabeth-Sophie-Constance de Lowendhal, Countess of Turpin de Crissé

Dawn

Dawn

Girl with a Marmot

Girl with a Marmot

Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid

Inspiration

Inspiration

Jeroboam Offering

Jeroboam Offering Sacrifice for the Idol

Lover Crowned

Lover Crowned

Marie-Madeleine

Marie-Madeleine Guimard

Match to Powderkeg

Match to Powderkeg

Mon de la Breteche

Monsieur de la Breteche

Music Lesson

Music Lesson

Night Scene

Night Scene

Old Woman

Old Woman

Psyche Showing Gifts

Psyche Showing Her Sisters Her Gifts from Cupid

Rest on the Flight

Rest on the Flight

Rinaldo

Rinaldo in the gardens of Armidas

Study

Study

The Bathers

The Bathers

The Bolt

The Bolt

Confession of Love

The Confession of Love

The Cradle

The Cradle


The Day

The Day

Debut of the Model

The Debut of the Model

Fountain of Love

The Fountain of Love

The Good Mother

The Good Mother

The Love Letter

The Love Letter

Musical Contest

The Musical Contest

The See-Saw

The See-Saw

The Shirt Withdrawn

The Shirt Withdrawn

The Souvenir

The Souvenir

The Storm

The Storm

The Two Sisters

The Two Sisters

Unnecessary Fight

The Unnecessary Fight

Visit to the Nurse

The Visit to the Nurse

The Warrior

The Warrior