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Four Ages of men / L'Enfance

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1873,0712.57

  • Title (object)

    • L'Enfance

    Title (series)

    • Four Ages of men
  • Description

    Plate 1, Childhood: architectural setting with children playing various games; in the foreground, a wet nurse is suckling a baby; next to her, a boy eats his soup; on the left, two children play with a dog, and a girl with her doll; in the middleground, two boys playing a racket game; in the background, child and kite, and group of children having a game of tag. 1740
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1740
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 364 millimetres
    • Width: 479 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Numbered on plate; lettered with names of producers, publication address: 'AParis chez Moyreau, Graveur du Roy, rue Gallande, vis-à-vis la Chapelle St Blaise', date, two columns of verses in French: 'Les Plaisirs innocens sont de source Divine... dont on fait son étude', title, and indication on the original's provenance (collection of the Chevalier d'Orléans) and size.
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of four executed between 1740 and 1744.

  • Bibliography

    • Le Blanc 1854-89 11 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1873

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1873,0712.57

Plate 1, Childhood: architectural setting with children playing various games; in the foreground, a wet nurse is suckling a baby; next to her, a boy eats his soup; on the left, two children play with a dog, and a girl with her doll; in the middleground, two boys playing a racket game; in the background, child and kite, and group of children having a game of tag.  1740  Etching and engraving

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Plate 1, Childhood: architectural setting with children playing various games; in the foreground, a wet nurse is suckling a baby; next to her, a boy eats his soup; on the left, two children play with a dog, and a girl with her doll; in the middleground, two boys playing a racket game; in the background, child and kite, and group of children having a game of tag. 1740 Etching and engraving

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