Objet phare des musées de Grasse

Jean-Honoré Fragonard Villa-Museum

Alexandre Evariste FRAGONARD The Funeral of Masaniello

05 June 2014 / 18h00

Alexandre Evariste Fragonard

The Funeral of Masaniello

Salon of 1842 - oil on canvas

Villa Musée Fragonard - Acquisition by the City of Grasse

Inv. 2010.0.379

This painting depicts another historical event. Tomaso Aniello, a public orator known as Masaniello, became the leader in 1647 of the insurrection provoked in Naples by the harshness and greed of the Spaniards. Shortly afterwards, he was assassinated. The people organized a grandiose funeral for him.