Children and Families in the Early Modern World

This is a fine line drawing in pencil on white paper that shows a group of four figures of various ages. One is seated and the others are gathered around her chair, looking out at the viewer. They are dressed in early 19th c. European clothing. The central figure is a mature woman who embraces a young girl at her side. There is a boy and young woman standing behind her.
Wilhelm von Kaulbach
Family Portrait
graphite on off-white wove paper
25 1/16 in. x 19 11/16 in. ( 63.7 cm x 50 cm )
Museum Purchase
This print is vertically oriented with gray markings.  A cream border surrounds it and it has “EVENING” written below it.  The lower half of the print has a pastoral scene with several adults and children by a stream at the bottom of the print.  Behind them, someone milks a cow.  The upper half shows the tops of buildings and rolling hills.  A sunset is taking place with dramatic clouds.<br />
William Hogarth
The Four Times of Day: Evening
etching and engraving on laid paper
18 1/4 in. x 15 7/8 in. ( 46.4 cm x 40.3 cm )
Museum Purchase
This print is vertically oriented with gray markings.  A cream border surrounds it and it has “NOON” written below it.  The lower half of the print has a busy street scene with lots of adults and children in 18th century garb.  The upper half shows the top of the buildings that line the street, including a shop, a brick building, and a church steeple in the distance.<br />
William Hogarth
The Four Times of Day: Noon
etching and engraving on laid paper
18 3/16 in. x 15 15/16 in. ( 46.2 cm x 40.5 cm )
Museum Purchase
Nicolas de Bruyn
Children's Games. No. 4. (Four Putti Playing)
engraving on paper
19 1/16 in x 14 in (48.42 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke
Fashionable figures promenading on a windy day are arrayed in a shallow, congested space across the image field. The blustery wind accents the wind-whipped broad straw hats, ribbons, and skirts of the women, rendering some of them faceless. Three children at the lower left appear as mushrooms while the woman in white behind them has an improbably pinched waistline.
George Cruikshank
Monstrosities of 1825-26
etching with hand-coloring on paper
9 1/2 in x 15 3/16 in (24.1 cm x 38.6 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/16 in (46.1 cm x 56.1 cm)
Museum Purchase
A boy in a white shirt with a tan vest holds up an empty hand toward the viewer. He has light brown colored hair and red cheeks. The boy is depicted against a dark background.
G. P. Barbier
The Beggar Boy
oil on canvas
36 3/4 in x 31 3/4 in x 2 in (93.35 cm x 80.64 cm x 5.08 cm)
Gift of Daphne Swabey
A woman in an arched doorway handing a baby to another woman on the other side. They both have head coverings on, the windows of the building are cross-hatched.
Adriaen Jansz van Ostade
Mother with Two Children
etching on paper
3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. (9.7 x 8.5 cm);3 9/16 x 2 13/16 in. (9 x 7 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This watercolor depicts a group of three children, three adult females, two adult males, and one small dog. An adult male plays a string instrument on the far left side, and an adult female sits on the lower right side; the rest stand. All the figures wear vividly colored clothes.<br />
Saverio della Gatta
A Group of Strolling Peasants
watercolor on paper
16 7/8 in. x 21 in. ( 42.86 cm x 53.34 cm )
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
Rip in paper repaired at lower center. Possible that paper was cut into rectangle from rondo shape. Some lines apper inscized; possibly used as a cartoon (?). Paper size: lh 17 7/10cm &amp; rh 17 4/5cm x tw 15 9/10cm &amp;bw 16cm.
Girlamo Parmigianno
Mother and Baby
brown chalk and brushed white tempera on beige laid paper
13 1/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. x 1 1/16 in. ( 33.3 cm x 30.2 cm x 2.7 cm )
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.


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