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L'Amour folie

Made by: Fragonard, Jean-Honoré

On view in: Mansion Exhibit - MMP Bedroom


About this object

Love is flying through rosy colored and white clouds against a blue sky and holds aloft in his right hand a jester's staff. Flying in the upper right corner are pairs of white doves. Another pair is directly beneath the right foot of Love and still another pair is in the near foreground. Pink roses are in the right and left foreground.

Category:
PAINTINGS
Object name:
Oil Painting
Made from:
Oil on canvas -- frame
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
ca. 1772-Early 1773
Size:
H. 21 1/2 in., W. 18 1/4 in.
overall __54.61 CM __46.36 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.7
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
LABEL __on back: #470, Un tableau ovale ecole francais du ... siecle, La Folie par Fragonard grave par Janinet, 73430 La Folie Fragonard, No. 30, Sel. 74, 8833, 291
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973