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Title

Orlando Furioso: Atlante, mounted on the hippogryph, swoops down upon Bradamante

1780s

Artist

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

France

1732 - 1806

  • Details

    Date
    1780s
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    black chalk and brown wash
    Dimensions
    39.5 x 25.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1982
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    6.1982
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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  • About

    In the 1780s Fragonard made a series of over 100 lively drawings inspired by Ariosto’s epic, 'Orlando Furioso'. First published in 1516, the fantastic poem relates the struggles between the Christians and the pagans. Unfortunately there is no 18th-century documentation to tell us why Fragonard undertook such an ambitious project. In the 19th century the drawings belonged to the great Fragonard collector, Hippolyte Walferdin, who purchased them from the artist's family. The series was kept intact until 1922.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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