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Portrait of a Young Boy
  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard
    born: Grasse, France ; died: Paris, France
  • Portrait of a Young Boy, circa 1782
  • Where object was made: France
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 19.1 x 14.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0061
Label Text

Portrait of a young (perhaps only two years old) fair-haired boy (Fragonard’s son Alexandre-Évariste or “Fanfan”?), bust-length, and body turned 3/4 to the left, face forward. He wears a collarless white top and gray jacket. He has dark blond hair, blue-gray eyes, and rosy cheeks. Loosely painted on a black background.