Objet phare des musées de Grasse

Jean-Honoré Fragonard Villa-Museum

The Pledge of Love

05 June 2014 / 17h45

The Pledge of Love

Ca. 1785 - oil on canvas

Louvre Museum – on loan to Villa Musée Fragonard

D 1950.1.3

In a garden at night under a transparent light, a young couple embraces while pledging eternal love. This work is part of a series of paintings which are much more symbolically expressed than was the case with the Fragonard’s previous naughty realism. Through an overall movement and drapery emphasized by chiaroscuro, the painter magnificently conveys the energy of an all-devouring passion.