Top Ten Paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Top Ten Paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Self Portrait

       Jean-Honoré Fragonard was born on April 5, 1732 at Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, the son of a glover. He was articled to a Paris notary when his father’s circumstances became straitened through unsuccessful speculations, but he showed such talent and inclination for art that he was taken at the age of eighteen to François Boucher, who, recognizing the youth’s rare gifts but disinclined to waste his time with one so inexperienced, sent him to Chardin’s atelier. Fragonard studied for six months under the great luminist, and then returned more fully equipped to Boucher, whose style he soon acquired so completely that the master entrusted him with the execution of replicas of his paintings.

  1. The Swing

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  2. The Confession of Love (1771)

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  3. The Stolen Kiss (1789)

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  4. The Bolt (1778)

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  5. The Bathers (1775)

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  6. Education is Everything (1780)

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  7. Young Woman with a Dog (1772)

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  8. Shepherdess (1752)

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  9. A Young Girl Reading (1776)

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  10. The Love Letter (1775)

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  11. Inspiration (1769)

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  12. Venus and Cupid (1760)

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  13. Music Lesson (1769)

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  14. Self Portrait

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