X
MOV File
Online Collections

Girl with a Marmot

Jean-Honor%26%23233%3B%20Fragonard%2C%20%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3E%20Girl%20with%20a%20Marmot%3C%2Fi%3E%3C%2Fb%3E%2C%201780%2C%20oil%20on%20canvas%2C%20Museum%20Purchase%3A%20Purchased%20from%20the%20Bowles%20Estate%2C%20with%20funds%20provided%20by%20the%20Ella%20M.%20Hirsch%2C%20Helen%20Thurston%20Ayer%2C%20Caroline%20Ladd%20Pratt%2C%20and%20Museum%20Auction%20Funds%2C%20public%20domain%2C%2054.21
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Girl with a Marmot, 1780, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase: Purchased from the Bowles Estate, with funds provided by the Ella M. Hirsch, Helen Thurston Ayer, Caroline Ladd Pratt, and Museum Auction Funds, public domain, 54.21

This work is on view.

Save to My Collection
Facebook Twitter
Details
Title

Girl with a Marmot

Artist

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806)

Date

1780

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

15 1/2 in x 11 7/8 in

Collection Area

European Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

French

French

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Purchased from the Bowles Estate, with funds provided by the Ella M. Hirsch, Helen Thurston Ayer, Caroline Ladd Pratt, and Museum Auction Funds

Accession Number

54.21

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

children

marmot

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

portraits

Rococo

Location

Belluschi Building

Ayer Wing

2nd Floor

Mary and Pete Mark Gallery

Description

Fragonard's work embodied the delight of the Rococo style. The clothing worn by this girl and by the boy in a pendant painting identify them as natives of the Savoy region in northern Italy. Savoyards were familiar figures throughout France as itinerant entertainers in the eighteenth century. The girl offers a peek at the marmot she keeps in a box. Captured high in the Alps, the marmot would have seemed exotic as well as cute to city dwellers in most parts of France.

History
Related Artworks
Media
IMLS logoNEA logoNEH logo

The Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections site is brought to you thanks to support provided by the State of Oregon through its second Culture, History, Arts, Movies, and Preservation funding program and generous awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.