Objet phare des musées de Grasse

Jean-Honoré Fragonard Villa-Museum

Marguerite GERARD Little Girl Holding an Apple

05 June 2014 / 18h00

Marguerite Gérard

Little Girl Holding an Apple

Late 18th century - oil on wood

Villa Musée Fragonard – donated by Mr. David Weill

Inv. 2010.0.367

Marguerite Gérard executed a series of miniature portraits of children made in collaboration with Jean-Honoré Fragonard. She returned to similar themes throughout her career. Through the way paint is applied and the detailed and glossy surfaces with a precise finish, there is an increasing reference to the minor Dutch masters of the seventeenth century, who were fervently admired in the late eighteenth century.