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The bolt (le verrou)

A preparatory sketch for one of the most iconic images of the 18th century, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s version of The Bolt (Le Verrou) epitomises the clash between public ideas and private lives that transformed Europe in the decades surrounding the French Revolution.

THE BOLT (LE VERROU): © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi / Photo Sylvie Van Roey
The Bolt, France, Paris , 1776–1779, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse, 1732–Paris, 1806), Oil on panel, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Acquired October 2020
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