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Portrait of a Boy
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Portrait of a Boy

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Description While traditionally attributed to the famed rococo painter Fragonard, this miniature may be by his wife, Marie-Anne Fragonard, née Gérard. She never signed her work, and scholars now suspect that many miniatures, such as this one, once ascribed to her more famous husband are actually her work. The relative clumsiness of this miniature compared to the painterly verve and charm associated with Jean-Honoré Fragonard's graceful art makes the attribution to J.-H. Fragonard unlikely.
Date Description Narrative
  • Four Centuries of Miniature Painting from the Collections of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc. and A.J. Fink, Personally. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1958-1959.
Provenance Collection of Monsieur de Coincy; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906; given to A. J. Fink, Baltimore; by bequest to A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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watercolor on ivory; gold and silver frame set with diamonds
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H: 2 3/8 in. (6.03 cm); H with frame: 3 5/8 in. (9.21 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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