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6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches; 159 x 105 mm.
Printed on chine applique backed with white wove.
Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) One of the most important painters of the Reign of Louis XV. He was a pupil of Chardin, then of Boucher and won the Prix de Rome in 1752. He abandoned history painting for more decorative subjects, with a light-hearted and erotic quality. Known for the fluid virtuosity of his handling.