Sunday, August 06, 2006

French Favorites

My favorites from Saturday's visit to the National Gallery of Art. These are from the 18th century French collection.

A Young Girl Reading, Fragonard

Group Portrait, Drouais

The Visit to the Nursery, Fragonard


Anonymous Will said...

I love that first Fragonard, too.

I'm almost thinking that I bought a card of it after my first trip to the National Gallery. Lucky you, to be near it all the time!

By the way, have you ever been to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens? If you like gardens at all, I have the feeling it would be right up your alley.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

I like the Group Portrait, which I saw with you. Tomorrow I'm planning to see some French painters myself at the Musee D'Orsay. :)

5:31 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I do remember that! I remember that we loved how the little girl is looking straight out.

Have fun tomorrow! I'm quite jealous -- I've been to Paris twice, and yet was never able to make it to that museum!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Will --
I haven't been to Dumbarton Oaks, but it looks intriguing! Even though I've lived in this area for a long time, there are still things I've never done. In fact, I went to the Library of Congress on Saturday for the first time. I'm quite ashamed of myself! :-)

10:03 PM  
Blogger joy said...


Is it a Jean Fragonard's??
The painting is so beautiful..
I can see the softness and sweetness of colors...
the girl in the picture really depicts the tranquillity one gets from reading through the book's's beautiful...
I also am a book lover myself...and upon seeing ths beautiul painting...I just want to go back home and do my readings too...but too bad I still have work...

2:15 PM  

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