Fragonard, The Fantasy Figures

Fragonard, The Fantasy Figures

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Fragonard, The Fantasy Figures
Yuriko Jackall
Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 2017

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo style was distinguished by a remarkable facility, exuberance and hedonism. The starting-point for this beautifully illustrated book (and the exhibition which it accompanies) was the discovery in 2012 of a drawing by Fragonard depicting his so-called 'fantasy figures'. Fragonard’s drawing presents thumbnail-sized sketches relating to 14 of his known 'fantasy-figure' paintings - rapidly executed, brightly coloured portraits of lavishly costumed individuals, including Young Girl Reading (c.1770) in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The book assembles Fragonard’s fantasy figures alongside his original sketch for the first time.

English - 160 Pages - 20.3 cm x 1.8 cm x 26.6 cm - 1.5 Kg
ISBN: 9781848222489

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