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In the course of his long career, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings. In this particular painting, the seventeenth-century costume, the brown palette, and his technique suggest that Fragonard is reflecting upon the work of Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt rather than his teacher François Boucher. While there is considerable evidence that the sitter is Alexander Evariste Fragonard, the artist's son, this identity has never been confirmed.

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  • Title: A Boy in a Red-lined Cloak
  • Creator: Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806)
  • Date Created: 1780s
  • Physical Dimensions: Framed: 36 x 27 x 3.5 cm (14 3/16 x 10 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.); Unframed: 20.8 x 16 cm (8 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Hippolyte Walferdin [1795-1880], Paris, France, (Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France, Walferdin sale, April 12-14, 1880, no. 4), Comte Cahen d’Anvers, probably Edouard [1832-1894], Nicolas Ambatielos [1885-1956], London, England, (Wildenstein & Co., New York, NY), Grace Rainey Rogers [1867-1943], New York, NY, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1942.49
  • Medium: oil on wood
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: France, 18th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of Grace Rainey Rogers in memory of her father, William J. Rainey
  • Collection: P - French 18th Century
  • Accession Number: 1942.49

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