Saturday, September 24, 2016
Jean-Honoré Fragonard - The Study 22.1.1972
The Painting “The Study” or The Song depicted on the stamp is by Jean-Honore Fragonard (French, 1732-1806). Oil on canvas. It is displayed in the Musée du Louvre.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (4 April 1732 – 22 August 1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Régime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism.