Monday, 29 April 2013

519 – La Liseuse c1771

Card no 519 – Danielle 
Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading 
Country Card Sent From: USA 
Place that Card Sender Lives: Omaha, Nebraska 
Date Received: 27th April 2013 
Distance Travelled: 4,122 miles 
Time Taken: 7 days 

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (5 April 1732 – 22 August 1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Régime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism.

His two best known works are The Swing and this young girl reading - La Liseuse.

And two Forever stamps I had not seen before -


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    1. How kind of you to say so! Lemon meringue Rules OK!


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