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Festive Meal ('Les Suites de l'Orgie')

Festive Meal ('Les Suites de l'Orgie')

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (in circa 1765-1770)

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Compositions like these are known as ‘Fête d’amour’ or ‘Fête galante’, a genre introduced by Watteau and accepted by the Académie. Here we see a festive meal that is getting slightly out of hand, with some of the guests firting outrageously, hence the old title ‘Les suites de l’orgie’. Scenes like these, often with slightly erotic undertones, were extremely popular at that time.

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Title Festive Meal ('Les Suites de l'Orgie')
Material and technique Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
Object type
Drawing (recto) > Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 250 mm
Width 384 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Accession number F I 102 recto (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 33 and 38 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Material
Object
Technique
Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Grasse 1732 - Parijs 1806

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