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Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806) – one of the most forward-looking and inventive artists of the 18th century – was equally skilled in painting, drawing, and etching. Unlike many old masters for whom drawing was a preparatory tool, Fragonard explored the potential of chalk, ink, and wash to create sheets that were works of art in their own right. Read more.

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Rinaldo in the Enchanted Forest

Rinaldo in the Enchanted Forest (1763), Jean Honoré Fragonard. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Portrait of a Neapolitan Woman

Portrait of a Neapolitan Woman (1774), Jean Honoré Fragonard. © The Morgan Library & Museum

A Fisherman Pulling a Net

A Fisherman Pulling a Net (1774), Jean Honoré Fragonard. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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