Auto-retrato. Desenho em giz preto aumentado com lápis vermelho. Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse, Alpes Marítimos, França, 05/04/1732 - 22/08/1806, Paris, França). Encontra-se no Museu do Louvre, em Paris, França.
Jean-Honore Fragonard is a French born artist during the late Rococo period. He is responsible for over 500 pieces of art during his career. In his early years he won the Prix de Rome, an art scholarship in which allowed him to attend the French Academy. His artwork is easily recognized because of the lightness, subject matter and frivolousness in his painting such as ‘Blind Man’s Bluff’. As he aged and matured his paintings reflected more personal matters such as the birth of his daughter.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Ma mauvaise tête ne peut s'assujetir aux choses. Elle ne saurait embellir, elle veut créer. Les objets réels s'y peignent tout au plus tels qu'ils sont; elle ne sait parer que les objets imaginaires. Si je veux peindre le printemps il faut que je sois en hiver; si je veux décrire un beau paysage il faut que je sois dans des murs et j'ai dit cent fois que si jamais j'étais mis à la Bastille, j'y ferais le tableau de la liberté." (Confessions, 4)
Tobias Mayer, in his study of the libration of the moon (Kosmographische Nachrichten, Nuremberg, 1750), invented the first formal method for estimating the unknown quantities by generalized the averaging of observations under identical circumstances to the averaging of groups of similar equations.
— Admiral Skeffington Lutwidge- Philip Jean (c. before 1802)“Skeffington Lutwidge (13 March 1737 – 15/16 August 1814) was an officer of the Royal Navy, who saw service during the American War of Independence, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He had a particular connection with Horatio Nelson, who served under Lutwidge as a midshipman on an expedition to the Arctic in HMS Carcass in 1773, and again in 1801 while a captain, when Lutwidge was commander in chief in the Dow...