Jean-Honore Fragonard
(French, 1732 - 1806)
Self-Portrait
by Jean-Honore Fragonard
This person is associated with: Rococo

French Rococo painter.

He trained under the other prominent painter of the Rococo style: François Boucher.

He won the Prix de Rome in 1751 for his Jeroboam Sacrificing to the Golden Calf.

Apart from the erotic interior scenes for which he is famous, he also painted some landscapes and more "decent" genre scenes. He produced approximatively 550 paintings.

He never entered the French Academy despite the huge success of his works. However he was quickly overshadowed by Neoclassicism and the Revolution ruined him as his patrons had emigrated. To help him, David used his influence to appoint him curator of the Louvre.


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Name:Jean-Honore Fragonard
Dates:1732 - 1806
Nationality:French
Sex:Male
Self Portraits
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Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection55 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)14 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)11 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)9 artworks
Wallace Collection - London(United Kingdom - London)8 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon(France - Besançon)6 artworks
Musée Fragonard (Grasse)(France - Grasse)4 artworks
Frick Collection - New York(United States - New York City)4 artworks
California Palace of the Legion of Honor - San Francisco(United States - San Francisco, California)4 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston(United States - Boston)3 artworks
Uknown owner2 artworks

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Explanation:
This person died over 70 years ago (in 1806).