Treasure of the Month: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, A Boy as Pierrot

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Treasure of the Month: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, A Boy as Pierrot

Treasure of the Month: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, A Boy as Pierrot

Join Curator, Yuriko Jackall in exploring our September Treasure of the Month, Jean-Honoré Fragonard's, A Boy as Pierrot.

Acquired under an attribution to Boucher by Sir Richard Wallace in 1872, A Boy as Pierrot relates stylistically to the miniatures produced by Fragonard’s wife Anne-Marie Gérard during the same period. It follows the template of Dutch head-studies in a costume (tronies) and adapts them to the world of the Commedia dell’Arte and the Fête Galante. Fragonard also aims to evoke the sense of a pastel, a fashionable eighteenth-century technique. The combination of these traits is typical of Fragonard’s intelligent play with painterly genres and styles.

Free but tour numbers are strictly limited to 25 people per tour and will be given on a first come first served basis.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
14/09/2018 13:00 13:30
25/09/2018 13:00 13:30