Portrait of François-Henri d’Harcourt: Jean Honoré Fragonard

Jean Honoré Fragonard: Portrait of François-Henri d'Harcourt

French Rococo artist Jean Honoré Fragonard painted this portrait of François-Henri d’Harcourt, a French General in 1789. One of 14 other ‘fantasy portraits’ – Fragonard painted pictures of his friends and peers in a fast and loose manner, said to have been executed in under an hour, with brushstrokes that are a pre-cursor to Impressionism some 200 years later.

The painting was owned by the Harcourt for 250 years until the collection was dismantled and sold in 1971.

Jean Honoré Fragonard’s Portrait of François-Henri d’Harcourt is now in a Private Collection.

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