Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → A Young Girl Reading Jean-Honore Fragonard Date: c.1776 Style: Rococo Genre: portrait Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 81.1 x 64.8 cm Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, US Tags: female-portraits Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Young_Girl_Reading File Source: www.artrenewal.org References: www.nga.gov Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 480x600px, View all sizes This painting was one of a series of paintings featuring young girls. Although the model in this painting is unidentified, it may well have been Fragonard’s daughter, who frequently worked as one of his models. Contemporary x-rays have revealed that this painting, depicting a young girl in a sunshine yellow dress, deeply absorbed in her reading, was painted over a different image. As in many of Fragonard’s paintings the viewer gets the impression that he or she is witnessing a private moment, and is at once struck by the beauty and intimacy as well as the desire to give the girl her privacy and let her read. Jean-Honore Fragonard Famous works Psyche showing her sisters her gifts from Cupid Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1753 The Musical Contest Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1754 - 1755 Coresus at Callirhoe Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1765 The Swing Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1767 Inspiration Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1769 Girl with a Dog Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1770 Blind Man’s Bluff Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1769 - 1770 Blind man's buff Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1773 - 1776 A Young Girl Reading Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1776 The Love Letter Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1770 - 1780 The Fountain of Love Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1785 The Stolen Kiss Jean-Honore Fragonard · 1788 View all 70 artworks Related Artworks Teresa Schnee Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of Sarah Cook Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of a Young Woman in a Red Dress Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Catherine Mordvinova Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of Agrafena Ribeaupierre Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Natalia Ozerova Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of Daria Aleksandrovna Troubetskaya Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of Alexandra Perfilyeva, née Countess Tolstaya Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of Anna Muravyova Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of an unknown woman Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of a Woman Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Portrait of a Woman Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck Young Lady Seated on a Bench Berthe Morisot Two Sisters on a Couch Berthe Morisot Portrait of a Woman in a pink dress Berthe Morisot Young Woman Berthe Morisot Portrait of Edma Pontillon Berthe Morisot Portrait of Marguerite Carre (also known as Young Girl in a Ball Gown) Berthe Morisot Portrait of Madame Hubbard Berthe Morisot Before the Theatre Berthe Morisot 1 Load more Advertisement.