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- Object: Jeû d'enfans (Children at play)
Elegant bedroom, with alcove at centre, and nine children playing with adult clothes and acting out the toilette. 1731
Etching and engraving
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Height: 408 millimetres (cut)
Width: 508 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Advertised in 'Mercure de France', November 1731. This is one of the plates which Lépicié presented to the Académie in 1734.
Engraved after a painting executed in 1728 which is now in a private collection in Paris; there is an almost identical (though larger) version in a private collection in London; it is also believed, but without certainty, to be the work of Coypel.
See Thierry Lefrançois, 'Charles Coypel, Premier peintre du Roi' (Paris, 1994), p. 217, cat. No. P82 and P83.
See on the subject Hannah Williams, 'Viewing libertinage in CAC's Children Playing at the Toilette', in 'Immediations', I, no.4, 2007, pp.77-91.
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