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  In 1771, Fragonard was commissioned to paint a series of panels for the chateau at Louveciennes, the “love nest” of Madame du Barry, the beautiful mistress of Louis XV. His assigned theme was “The Progress of Love,” and Fragonard selected to illustrate a variety of stratagems and tactics which lovers have always used. Like its companion piece, the “Meeting”, this panel is set in a luscious, albeit imaginary garden. Its title is “The Lover Crowned,” and while it may describe only the delicate pose which the couple strike for their friend to sketch, the obvious erotic implications are that the young man has received more than just a crown.

sealmaiden:

 In 1771, Fragonard was commissioned to paint a series of panels for the chateau at Louveciennes, the “love nest” of Madame du Barry, the beautiful mistress of Louis XV. His assigned theme was “The Progress of Love,” and Fragonard selected to illustrate a variety of stratagems and tactics which lovers have always used. Like its companion piece, the “Meeting”, this panel is set in a luscious, albeit imaginary garden. Its title is “The Lover Crowned,” and while it may describe only the delicate pose which the couple strike for their friend to sketch, the obvious erotic implications are that the young man has received more than just a crown.

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