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Jean-Honoré Fragonard | A Young Scholar, 1778 ✿

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was a French painter🎨 and printmaker 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.

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18th century Inventions

Piano by Bartolomeo Cristofori, 1726

The inventions of the 18th century made the modern world that we live in possible.
The 18th century was a time of innovation. The industrial revolution would not be possible if it were not for the men who created the inventions to make life easier and more productive.
Some inventions were improvements on older machinery.


1701 ‣ Jethro Tull invents the seed drill.
1709 ‣ Bartolomeo Cristofori crafts the first piano.
1709 ‣ Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the alcohol thermometer.

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Cesare Pavese | Agony / Agonia, 1933

Frantz Charlet (Belgian Impressionist painter, 1862-1928) | A promenade in Vonaco

I’ll wander the streets till I’m dead tired,
I’ll learn to live alone and look each passing face
straight in the eye and still be what I am.
This coolness ascending in me, searching through my veins,
is an awakening each morning that I’ve never felt
so real -except that I feel stronger
than my body, and a colder shiver comes each morning now.

The mornings I had at twenty are now far: away.
And tomorrow, twenty-one: tomorrow I’ll go out in tile
streets -
I remember every stone, and the layers of the sky.

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Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)

Claude-Joseph Vernet was the leading French🎨 landscape painter (with Hubert Robert🎨) of the later 18th century🎨.
He achieved great celebrity with his topographical paintings and serene landscapes.
He was also one of the century's most accomplished painters of tempests and moonlight scenes.
Vernet was born at Avignon and trained there with his father, Antoine, and with the history painter Philippe Sauvan.

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Sir Thomas Lawrence | Julia, Lady Peel, 1827 | Frick Collection

Julia Floyd (1795-1859) was married in 1820 to the British statesman Sir Robert Peel, who twice served as Prime Minister and was an avid patron of Lawrence.
The Frick portrait apparently was inspired by Rubens’ painting of Susanna Fourment🎨 known as the "Chapeau de paille", which Peel had acquired in 1823.

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Abraham Pether (1756-1812)

Abraham Pether was an English🎨 landscape painter, recognised for his skill in depicting moonlit scenes.
He was also a talented musician, inventor, mathematician and philosopher.
He painted river and mountain scenery, with classical buildings, in a pleasing though artificial style, somewhat resembling that of Richard Wilson; but his reputation rests on his moonlight subjects, which attracted much admiration, and earned for him the sobriquet of "Moonlight" Pether.

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William Turner | Mount Vesuvius in Eruption, 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner’s dramatic representation of Mount Vesuvius is one of numerous artistic iterations of erupting volcanoes from the late eighteenth to the early nineteenth century.
Turner visited Naples and ascended Vesuvius in 1819; however, he never witnessed an eruption firsthand and this composition likely preceded his Italian sojourn.

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Wilhelm Tischbein | Goethe in the Roman Campagna, 1787

Title: Goethe🎨 in the Roman Campagna;
Author: Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (German🎨 Neoclassical painter, 1751-1829);
Date: 1787;
Dimensions: 164.0 x 206.0 cm;
Medium: Oil on canvas;
Current location: Städel Museum, Frankfurt;
Acquisition: Acquired in 1887 as a gift by Baroness Adèle von Rothschild;
Status: On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art.

"This will make a beautiful painting. Alas, it will be too big for our Nordic housings", Goethe remarked on this life-size portrait in 1786 in Rome.