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Jean-Honoré Fragonard Villa-Museum

Alexandre Evariste FRAGONARD Raphael Correcting the Pose of His Model for His Painting of the Virgin and Child

05 June 2014 / 18h00

Raphael Correcting the Pose of His Model for His Painting of the Virgin and Child

19th century - oil on canvas

Louvre Museum – on loan to Villa Musée Fragonard

Inv. D 1959.1.1

Like that of his father, the career of Alexandre Evariste Fragonard unfolded entirely in Paris. A pupil of Jacques-Louis David at the School for Protected Pupils and living with his family in the Louvre Galleries, he exhibited at the Salon from the age of fourteen. His youthful works were characterised by historical, romantic and "troubadour-style" themes.

For anecdotal themes like the one of Raphael correcting his model's pose, Alexandre Evariste Fragonard used the richness of medieval costumes and colours, distinguishing himself from most troubadour painters through a more vivid technique, varied lighting and spontaneous movement.