Jean-Honoré Fragonard, "The Progress of Love," 2008

The intriguing story behind the commission, rejection, and rehousing of Fragonard’s paintings is brought to life by Colin B. Bailey, former Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick (now Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) in an updated video produced in 2013 (click here for that video). Bailey leads viewers through the narrative of the Progress of Love, revealing the rich meanings imbedded in Fragonard’s paintings while also illuminating the artist’s exquisite technique.