Definition of Fragonard

1. Noun. French artist whose rococo paintings typified the frivolity of life in the royal court of France in the 18th century (1732-1806).

Exact synonyms: Jean Honore Fragonard
Generic synonyms: Painter

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Literary usage of Fragonard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Great Pictures as Seen and Described by Famous Writers by Esther Singleton (1907)
"... who has made nature sigh so heavily in his autumn woods, full of regret around dreamful pleasure! Watteau, the Pensieroso of the Regency ; fragonard, ..."

2. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1905)
"fragonard became the mirror of the Court, of the theatre, ... The innocence, the naivete, the chastity of Greuze you shall seek in vain in fragonard. ..."

3. Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and Their Works: A Handbook by Clara Erskine Clement Water (1881)
"He is said to have been the teacher of Signorelli and Pietro Perugino He was living in 1494. i Four 6ne pictures, by fragonard, belonging to Mr. Henry Lve, ..."

4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Guide to the Loan Exhibition of the J by John Pierpont Morgan (1914)
""N, The Romance of Love and Youth is the title which has been given the entire set, though without the authority of fragonard, who, as far as is known, ..."

5. Chats on Old Miniatures by Joshua James Foster (1908)
"The versatile Jean Honor£ fragonard, says M. Bouchot, painted miniatures only for his amusement. This critic also attributes them to Madame fragonard. ..."

6. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"Antoine Watteau.—Lancret and Pater.—Boucher.—fragonard.—The Classical Reaction.— Winckelmann. ... fragonard ..."

7. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"fragonard, JEAN HONORÉ, born at Grasse, Provence, April б, 1732, died in Paris, Aug. 22, 1806. Genre and decorative painter and engraver, pupil of Chardin ..."

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