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JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (1732 Grasse – 1806 Paris) -

JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (1732 Grasse – 1806 Paris)

“Young Woman and a Herdsman Leading their Herds”
Oil on Panel, circa 1765
15 ½ x 18 ¾ inches (39.4 x 47.6 cm)
Provenance:
M. Dubois, Paris (sale March 31, 1784, lot no. 131), where purchased by Desmaret
Literature:
P. Nolhac, J.H. Fragonard 1732-1806, 1906, p. 137
G. Wildenstein, Fragonard, 1960, p. 231, cat. no. 149
P. Rosenberg, Tout l’Oeuvre de Fragonard, 1989, p. 128
J.-P. Cuzin, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, vie et oeuvre, 1987, p. 349, cat. no. D 101
J.-P. Cuzin, “Fragonard: quelques nouveautés et quelqes questions” in Mélanges en Hommage à Pierre Rosenberg, Paris, 2001, p. 170, fig. 4, identifies as picture from Dubois sale and dates work to around 1765.