In French. 1st Printing. Only 500 copies made, on Japon Paper. 2 volumes complete. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Beautiful thick vellum (of light color), with gold, purple, orange, and green florals. Lovely white and gold endpapers. Has bookplate. Side and bottom page ends purposefully left uneven. Magnificently bound! Each volume has 50 plates. 100 plates + 134 + 84 pages. Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Regime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism.