Invocation to Love

Brush and brown wash with graphite squaring lines and underdrawing on cream laid paper | 33.5 x 41.6cm | c. 1781

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Set in a lush garden, this allegory focuses on a woman pleading for help from a statue of Eros. His blindfold alludes to the uncertain outcome of her affair, while the indifferent putto leaning on an orb suggests this woman is not the first to make a...
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