Jean-Honoré Fragonard - Love as Folly

Literature

Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 34


Provenance

Possibly Jean François Leroy de Sennéville (1715-1784), Paris
possibly his sale, Chariot and Paillet at Hôtel de Bulion, Paris, 5-11 April 1780, nr. 56
possibly purchased by Verrier
possibly Marquis de Véri
possibly his sale, Paillet, Paris, 12 December 1785, nr. 39
possibly purchased by Millin
possibly Folliot
possibly Folliot sale, Regnault, Paris, 15 April 1793, nr. 50
Marquis des Isnards
with Wildenstein, London, New York, and Paris
probably held jointly with Ernest Gimpel, New York
sold 1905/1906 to John Woodruff Simpson (1850-1920), New York
by inheritance to his widow, Katherine Seney Simpson (died 1943), New York
by inheritance to her daughter, Jean W. Simpson (1897-1980)
gift 1947 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1947.2.1

Other works by Jean-Honoré Fragonard


Jean-Honoré Fragonard 'Say Please'
'Say Please'

Jean-Honoré Fragonard The Visit to the Nursery
The Visit to the Nursery
c. 1775

Jean-Honoré Fragonard Blindman's Buff
Blindman's Buff
c. 1775/80

Jean-Honoré Fragonard Young Girl Reading
Young Girl Reading
c. 1770

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Love as Folly
c. 1773/76
55.9 x 46.4 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., In memory of Kate Seney Simpson