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image of The Swing Jean-Honoré Fragonard (artist)
French, 1732 - 1806
The Swing, c. 1775/1780
oil on canvas
overall: 215.9 x 185.5 cm (85 x 73 1/16 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.17
On View
From the Tour: 18th-Century France — Boucher and Fragonard
Object 4 of 8

1905Nolhac, Pierre de. J.-H. Fragonard. Paris, 1905: no. 150
1956Einstein, Lewis. "Looking at French Eighteenth Century Pictures in Washington." Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 6th ser., vol. 67, no. 1048-1049 (May-June 1956): 242-244, repro. 241, 242, 243.
1956Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 76-79, no. 27, repro.
1956Walker, John. "The Nation's Newest Old Masters." The National Geographic Magazine 110, no. 5 (November 1956): 629, color repro. 654.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): 66, pl. 149
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 367, repro.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 19, color repro. 21.
1960Wildenstein, Georges. The Paintings of Fragonard. New York, 1960: no. 447
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 187, repro. pl. 179, 180
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 110, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 318, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 52
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:320, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 44, repro.
1972Mandel, Gabriele. L'Opera completa di Fragonard. Milan, 1972: no. 471, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 132, repro.
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 329-331, figs. 296, 298.
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 86, pl. 74.
1982Posner, Donald. "The Swinging Women of Watteau and Fragonard." The Art Bulletin 64, no. 1: (March 1982): 75-88.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 338, no. 457, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 159, repro.
1993Massengale, Jean Montague. Jean-Honoré Fragonard. New York, 1993: 40, repro.
2001Rand, Richard. "Fragonard dans le jardin d'amour." In L'art et les normes sociales au XVIIIe siècle (Passages/Passagen 2). Edited by Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Christian Michel, Daniel Rabreau and Martin Schieder. Paris, 2001: 495.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 252-253, no. 204, color repro.
2005The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 59, fig. 58a, 73, 269 (not in the exhibition).
2009Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 41, 195-203, color repro.

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