Portrait of Jean-Honore Fragonard

Jean-Honore Fragonard Giclée Fine Art Prints 1 of 4

1732-1806

French Rococo Painter

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) receives the Academy's first prize for painting and sculpture at the age of twenty. He studied at the Royal School for Protégés and in 1756 went to the French Academy in Rome. In the summer of 1760, supported by the friendship of his patron, the Jean-Claude Richard de Saint-Non, he produced marvellous drawings of the gardens of the Villa d'Este, ethereal landscapes, and casual, spontaneous genre scenes.

In 1765, he returned to Paris and presented a painting of a historical theme, "Coresus sacrificing himself to save Callirhoe", to the Salon. The triumph was incredible - the King bought the work and the author, extolled by specialists, won the favor of the Academy.

But he does not reciprocate the honours - he paints neither the canvas with which to be admitted into its bosom, nor the lofty commissions. He worked only for a private clientele, re-creating light and gallant subjects (The Swing, 1767). Fragonard is distinguished by a free, quick and energetic brushstroke. He executed an extraordinary series of fourteen portraits of figures in Spanish costume, 'figures of the imagination', some of whom were famous contemporaries of his (e.g. Denis Diderot), others leading to history or music. He was also a valuable decorator, as evidenced by the decoration of Madame du Barry's château in Louveciennes. Criticism ran rife, however, and the panels were withdrawn. Deeply hurt by these attacks, the artist set off again on a journey to Italy. There he added to his oeuvre a remarkable series of landscapes. After returning to Paris towards the end of 1774, his popularity declined, but Fragonard renewed his style: he handled harmonious combinations of lighter tones, with a finer texture, a technique which, without having lost its freedom, also drew on the Dutch masters.

74 Fragonard Artworks

The Two Sisters, c.1769/70 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Two Sisters c.1769/70

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.24
SKU: 19613-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:71.8 x 56 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Love as Folly, c.1773/76 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Love as Folly c.1773/76

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.25
SKU: 17787-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:56.2 x 47.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Love the Sentinel, c.1773/76 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Love the Sentinel c.1773/76

Giclée Canvas Print
$62.66
SKU: 17786-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:56.2 x 47.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Happy Family, c.1775 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Happy Family c.1775

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.77
SKU: 17785-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:54 x 65 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Diana and Endymion, c.1753/56 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Diana and Endymion c.1753/56

Giclée Canvas Print
$52.10
SKU: 17784-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:95 x 136.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Pond, c.1761/65 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Pond c.1761/65

Giclée Canvas Print
$65.64
SKU: 17697-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:65.4 x 73 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA

The Rock, c.1763/65 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Rock c.1763/65

Giclée Canvas Print
$64.55
SKU: 13318-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:53 x 62 cm
Private Collection

The Watering Place, c.1763/65 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Watering Place c.1763/65

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.35
SKU: 13317-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:51.5 x 63 cm
Private Collection

The See-Saw, c.1750/52 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The See-Saw c.1750/52

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.19
SKU: 13316-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:120 x 94.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Winter, c.1755 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Winter c.1755

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13315-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:80 x 163.8 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

The Progress of Love: Love Triumphant, c.1790/91 by Fragonard | Canvas Print
SKU: 13314-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:317.5 x 143.5 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Sultana on an Ottoman, c.1772/76 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Sultana on an Ottoman c.1772/76

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13313-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:33.5 x 25 cm
Ball State University Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Happy Lovers, c.1760/65 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Happy Lovers c.1760/65

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.54
SKU: 13312-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:90.2 x 121.3 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

The Swarm of Cupids, c.1767 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Swarm of Cupids c.1767

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.04
SKU: 13311-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:65 x 56 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Young Girl Reading, c.1776 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Young Girl Reading c.1776

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.54
SKU: 13310-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:81.1 x 64.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Fete at Rambouillet (The Island of Love), c.1770 by Fragonard | Canvas Print
SKU: 13309-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:71 x 90 cm
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

Girl Holding a Dove, n.d. by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Girl Holding a Dove n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$74.44
SKU: 13308-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:69.8 x 69.8 cm
Private Collection

The Grape Gatherer, c.1748/52 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Grape Gatherer c.1748/52

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13307-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:143.5 x 90 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Pasha, n.d. by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Pasha n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$58.47
SKU: 13306-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Psyche showing her Sisters her Gifts from Cupid, 1753 by Fragonard | Canvas Print
SKU: 13305-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:168.3 x 192.4 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Say Please, c.1780 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Say Please c.1780

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: 13304-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:28.9 x 37.2 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Young Woman, c.1769 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

Young Woman c.1769

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.63
SKU: 13303-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:62.9 x 52.7 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Fountain of Love, c.1785 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

The Fountain of Love c.1785

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.23
SKU: 13302-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:63.5 x 50.7 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Boy as Pierrot, c.1780 by Fragonard | Canvas Print

A Boy as Pierrot c.1780

Giclée Canvas Print
$59.54
SKU: 13301-FJH
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Original Size:59.8 x 49.7 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

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