The Child and the Bulldog

Marguerite Gérard French
After Jean Honoré Fragonard French

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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.

The Child and the Bulldog, Marguerite Gérard (French, Grasse 1761–1837 Paris), Etching, second state of three

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