Information about Les hasards heureux de l'escarpolette (The Swing)
- Year created: c. 1767 - 1768
- Creator: Jean-Honoré Fragonard
- Country of Origin: France
- Dimensions: 81 x 64.2 cm
- Collection: Paintings
Fragonard’s iconic painting is one of the most emblematic images of 18th-century French art. A young woman wearing a lovely pink silk frock is tantalisingly positioned mid-air on a swing between her elderly husband on the right and her young lover on the left. The force of the swing causes one of her slippers to fly off, resulting in a privileged view for her lover whose delight is suggested by the symbolic offer of his hat.