Artist

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Year
Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris
Price range
250,000 – 3,000,000 USD +
Jean-Honoré Fragonard is the last great exponent of French rococo art and a bridge to Neo-classicism.

Fragonard’s best works are those that represent amorous adventures or depict single fantasy figures painted with high color and great brio. His masterpiece is the Progress of Love, a series of large canvases commissioned by King Louis XV’s mistress, the duchesse du Barry, and now in the Frick Collection, New York.

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Selected artworks
Market

Top 3 auction prices

5,128,438 $
2000
8,487,064 $
1999
27,933,540 $
2013
Books on Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Yuriko Jackall, Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures, exh. cat., Washington D.C., 2017.

Guillaume Faroult, ed., Fragonard Amoureux: Galant et Libertin, exh. cat., Paris, 2015.

Pierre Rosenberg, ed., Fragonard, exh. cat., New York, 1988.

Jean-Pierre Cuzin, Fragonard: Vie et oeuvre; Catalogue Complet des Peintures, Paris 1987, trans., 1988.

Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, French Eighteenth-Century Painters: Watteau, Boucher, Chardin, La Tour, Greuze, Fragonard, 1880-2, trans. Robin Ironside, Ithaca, 1981.

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