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The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting

is the first comprehensive exhibit devoted to paintings of scenes from daily life, real and imagined, in French art of the 18th century. A brochure, available online, presents 13 pieces from the exhibit and a narrative describing each painting and artist. The paintings include lyrical pastorals, Paris street scenes, and dignified representations of bourgeois life. (National Gallery of Art)

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 'The Marriage Contract,' 1761. Musee du Louvre, Paris

The Marriage Contract

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