Offered by: Solomon Treasure
1050 Second Ave New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 917.686.9732


Circle of Jean Honore Fragonard (1732–1806), A Painting of Three Putti and Fire

$ 55,000
  • Description
    Circle of Jean Honore Fragonard (French 1732–1806), A Painting of Three Putti and Fire, circa 1795.

    Masterfully painted in the late 18th century, oil on canvas, depicting Two Putti introducing their sibling to "Fire". A truly pleasant subject, with exceptional quality.

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Régime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. He was positioned among the all-time masters of French painting. The influence of his handling of local colour and expressive, confident brushstroke on the Impressionists (particularly his grand niece, Berthe Morisot, and Renoir) is undoubtable. Fragonard's paintings, alongside those of François Boucher, seem to sum up an era.

    One of Fragonard's most renowned paintings is The Swing, also known as The Happy Accidents of the Swing (its original title), an oil painting in the Wallace Collection in London. It is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the rococo era, and is Fragonard's best known work. The painting portrays a young gentleman concealed in the bushes, observing a lady on swing being pushed by her spouse, who is standing in the background, hidden in the shadows, as he is unaware of the affair. As the lady swings forward, the young man gets a glimpse under her dress.

    His paintings are on permanent display in almost every prominent museum in the world.

    Canvas: 38" high x 30" wide
    Frame: 50" high x 42" wide

    Very good condition overall, no damages noted. Ready to hang. Presents very well.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Cotton Canvas, Oil
    Condition: Good. Very good condition
    Styles / Movements: Asian Art
    Incollect Reference #: 579996
  • Dimensions
    W. 42 in; H. 50 in; D. 6 in;
    W. 106.68 cm; H. 127 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
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For four generations, Solomon Treasure has obtained a reputation for dealing in rare and important 18th – 19th century antiques and fine art.

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