Jean-Honor Fragonard was born on April 5, 1732, the son of a French Glover or assistant haberdasher in Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes. His artistic facility was seen at an early age that he presented to Francios Boucher through his fatherfs acquaintances for possible training. He was declined by the master who did recognize his talent but deemed him too much a waste of time to engage in teaching such an inexperienced student. He was sent to Chardinfs atelier where he studied for six months under the great luminist and returned better prepared and experienced to get training and mentorship from Boucher whose style he soon learned. Boucher was so delighted with his talent that the master even allowed him to make replicafs of his own work. This was much to the masterfs delight, for it allowed his studio to produce the required numbers of artwork to satisfy the endless demand for quality artwork.