Fragonard’s Timeless Portrayal of Young Love

New York | January 2017

A quintessential Rococo artist, Jean-Honoré Fragonard illustrated themes of love and passion throughout his prolific and inventive career. The Fountain of Love, featured in Sotheby's Master Paintings & Sculpture Evening sale on 25 January, was executed circa 1785 as part of a series of four allegorical portrayals of love. Ahead of the auction, watch the video to discover why this late Fragonard continues to enchant viewers. 

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