FRAGONARD, Jean-Honoré
(b. 1732, Grasse, d. 1806, Paris)

The Fountain of Love

1785
Oil on canvas, 64 x 51 cm
Wallace Collection, London

The melting chiaroscuro and classical figures contrast with Fragonard's earlier cheerful informality and anticipate the classicism which came to dominate French painting in the 1790s.