The Artist

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was a student of Jean Siméon Chardin and of François Boucher. He received the Grand Prize for painting from the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1752. He became very successful for erotic paintings such as The Bathers and The Swing. He became a favorite painter of Madame du Barry, the last important mistress of Louis XV.

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