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.
Berthe Morisot (1841 –1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Undervalued for over a century, possibly because she was a woman, she is now considered among the first league of Impressionist painters.
She was born into a family that, according to family tradition,had included one of the most prolific Rococo painters of the ancien regime,Fragonard
She became the sister-in-law of her friend and colleague,Edouard Manet,when she married his brother,Eugene.