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- Object: Les Hazards heureux de l'escarpolettes
In a park, a woman pushed on a swing by an abbé, while a young man lying in the bushes beneath swoons while looking up her skirt as she kicks her shoe off towards a statue of a Cupid that raises its finger to its lips. 1782
Etching and engraving
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Height: 610 millimetres
Width: 455 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Announced in the 'Gazette de France', 2 April 1782. The 'Catalogue Hebdomadaire/Journal de la Librairie' for 6 April 1782 states that its price was 9 livres. The main scene was engraved after a painting by Fragonard now in the Wallace Collection, while the vignette was designed by Choffard and engraved by de Launay.
H.W.Lawrence and B.L.Dighton, 'French line engravings of the late XVIII century', London, 1910, p.37, cat.85, record two working proofs of this plate, and seven published states, of which two are late. In the state after this one, a dedication is added to Fragonard by de Launay who signs himself as his 'serviteur et ami'.
For more on this print see Victor Carlson in 'Regency to Empire, French Printmaking 1715-1814', Minneapolis 1984, cat.88.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 28 April-4 May, London, Royal Academy, London Original Print Fair
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