The great founder of French painting of the XVIII century, Jean-Honore Fragonard, having absorbed the experience of Boucher and Watteau, developed his own pictorial language and exquisite style. The singer of love and nature, childhood and family life, the artist left quite a variety of works. This picture shows a girl. She was caught unawares in her room, while reading a letter enclosed in a bouquet of flowers, which she holds in her hands. The puffy cheeks and a slight smile on her lips suggest how sweet the sender is to her heart.
The sunbeam penetrating from the window into the room, vibrates and models