Adopt an Artwork

Herdsmen in Italianate Landscape & Shepherds

  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Adopted

These two beautiful paintings attributed to Jean-Honoré Fragonard are currently not on display and we cannot show them because they have a layer of dirt and discolored varnish covering their surfaces. Moving forward, our goal will be to only put works on display that look the best they can. So these two paintings need a gentle cleaning to remove the grime and old varnish. Old retouching that covers abrasion and paint loss will be redone and new varnish applied to let the sky shine in a beautiful and saturated blue and the clouds in a proper white – and not a smoky yellow! Just like the artist would have wanted them to look.

Medium

  • oil on canvas
  • Credit Line

    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection
  • Accession Number

    1991.253.1; 1991.253.2