Pair of 19th Century, French Watercolors Courting Scenes in Oval Giltwood Frames
Decorate a bedroom, powder room or hallway with this elegant pair of watercolor paintings. Crafted in France circa 1850, each Rococo style artwork is set in its original, oval gilt frame. The golden frames are further embellished with traditional engraved decoration including bead motifs. Each watercolor is preserved with protective glass. The colorful compositions feature detailed aristocratic courting scenes in mythological gardens, in the manner of Boucher or Fragonard. Both antique wall decor are in excellent condition with soft and pastel colors and set a rich gold leaf frame. Jean-Honoré Fragonard (5 April 1732 – 22 August 1806) was a French painter and print-maker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Régime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. Measures: 18″ W x 22″ H.
|Dimensions||18" W x 1" D x 22" H|
Mid 19th Century