Details: This poster is of The Swing (French: L'Escarpolette), also known as The Happy Accidents of the Swing, by Jean-Honore Fragonard. The painting depicts a young man hidden in the bushes, watching a woman on a swing, being pushed by a bishop. As the lady goes high on the swing, she lets him take a furtive peep under her dress. As a symbol of the loss of virginity, the lady has let one of her shoes fly into the air.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (5 April 1732 to 22 August 1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Regime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. The influence of Fragonard's handling of local colour and expressive, confident brushstroke on the Impressionists cannot be overestimated.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.