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The Child and the Bulldog

Artist:
Marguerite Gérard (French, 1761–1837)
Artist:
After Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date:
1778
Medium:
Etching, second state of three
Dimensions:
6 7/8 × 8 3/4 in. (17.5 × 22.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Phyllis D. Massar Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.279
Not on view
This is one of the early experimental etchings made by Marguerite Gérard when she was seventeen years old and being trained by her famous brother-in-law, Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806). The image is based on a drawing by Fragonard today in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Playfully, a young woman places a baby on the back of a bulldog, as if he were about to ride it like a horse.
L'enfant et le bouledogue ou la première leçon d'équitation

The First Riding Lesson

Vendor: Paul Prouté, Paris
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant," October 6, 2016–January 8, 2017.

P.de Baudicour2; Gerard 2; Wildenstein XXVIII ii/iii; IBNF Fragonard 28; Gérard 4
Perrin Stein, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Eunice Williams, Kelsey Brosnan Fragonard--Drawing Triumphant. New York, 2016, fig. no. 122, 234, ill.



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