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"Enfant: A Journey Through Art and Time" Step into the world of "enfants" as depicted in various artworks throughout history

Background imageEnfant Collection: The dance class, 1873-1876 (oil on canvas)

The dance class, 1873-1876 (oil on canvas)
JLJ4567981 The dance class, 1873-1876 (oil on canvas) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); Musee d Orsay, Paris, France; (add.info.: a dance teacher within young students); Photo ePhoto Josse; French

Background imageEnfant Collection: The railway (or gare Saint Lazare), 1873 (oil on canvas)

The railway (or gare Saint Lazare), 1873 (oil on canvas)
JLJ4569967 The railway (or gare Saint Lazare), 1873 (oil on canvas) by Manet, Edouard (1832-83); 93x111 cm; (add.info.: The Railway or Gare Saint Lazare)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Madonna Feeding the Christ Child, 1511 (oil on panel)

Madonna Feeding the Christ Child, 1511 (oil on panel)
XIR61802 Madonna Feeding the Christ Child, 1511 (oil on panel) by Reymerswaele, Marinus van (c.1490-c.1567); 61x46 cm; Prado, Madrid, Spain; Netherlandish, out of copyright

Background imageEnfant Collection: The safest asylum is a mother's breast, 19th century (illustration)

The safest asylum is a mother's breast, 19th century (illustration)
8822188 The safest asylum is a mother's breast, 19th century (illustration) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEnfant Collection: D for Dinette, 1908 (photo)

D for Dinette, 1908 (photo)
8713189 D for Dinette, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: M for Malade, 1908 (photo)

M for Malade, 1908 (photo)
8713216 M for Malade, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Y Comme Yole, 1908 (photo)

Y Comme Yole, 1908 (photo)
8713247 Y Comme Yole, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: X for Xavier, 1908 (photo)

X for Xavier, 1908 (photo)
8713239 X for Xavier, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Q for Querelle, 1908 (photo)

Q for Querelle, 1908 (photo)
8713226 Q for Querelle, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: K for kepi, 1908 (photo)

K for kepi, 1908 (photo)
8713208 K for kepi, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: I for Picture, 1908 (photo)

I for Picture, 1908 (photo)
8713206 I for Picture, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: The words Image, Toy, Kepi and Lunette, 1908 (photo)

The words Image, Toy, Kepi and Lunette, 1908 (photo)
8713205 The words Image, Toy, Kepi and Lunette, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris)

Background imageEnfant Collection: G for Guignol, 1908 (photo)

G for Guignol, 1908 (photo)
8713198 G for Guignol, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel, published by the Librairie Felix Juven, Paris, 1908)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Child turning the hands of a clock dial on a man's stomach, 1917 (illustration)

Child turning the hands of a clock dial on a man's stomach, 1917 (illustration)
7298968 Child turning the hands of a clock dial on a man's stomach, 1917 (illustration); (add.info.: A child turning the hands of a clock dial on a man's stomach)

Background imageEnfant Collection: The words Quarrel, Romance, Surprise, and Toilet, 1908 (photo)

The words Quarrel, Romance, Surprise, and Toilet, 1908 (photo)
8713225 The words Quarrel, Romance, Surprise, and Toilet, 1908 (photo); 31, 5 x 25 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "To learn to read by Henri Manuel)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Beggars and Bogdo Gol Valley, September 3 - Mission to North West Mongolia - Album of the mission

Beggars and Bogdo Gol Valley, September 3 - Mission to North West Mongolia - Album of the mission of the commander of
CSO4986320 Beggars and Bogdo Gol Valley, September 3 - Mission to North West Mongolia - Album of the mission of the commander of Bouillane de Lacoste in 1909 in Mongolia

Background imageEnfant Collection: A Kyrgyz and his son, October 8 - Mission to North-West Mongolia - Album of the mission of

A Kyrgyz and his son, October 8 - Mission to North-West Mongolia - Album of the mission of Bouillane de Lacoste
CSO4986508 A Kyrgyz and his son, October 8 - Mission to North-West Mongolia - Album of the mission of Bouillane de Lacoste commander in 1909 to Mongolia

Background imageEnfant Collection: Silent blind beggar wear a sign that reads Pray pity the Blind, selling penny tracts from his hat

Silent blind beggar wear a sign that reads Pray pity the Blind, selling penny tracts from his hat
FLO5000800 Silent blind beggar wear a sign that reads Pray pity the Blind, selling penny tracts from his hat. Copperplate etching drawn and engraved by John Thomas Smith from his Vagabondiana

Background imageEnfant Collection: Portrait of beggars in Bombay (India) - Photograph second half of the 19th century

Portrait of beggars in Bombay (India) - Photograph second half of the 19th century
CSO4985036 Portrait of beggars in Bombay (India) - Photograph second half of the 19th century -; (add.info.: Portrait of beggars in Bombay (India) - Photograph second half of the 19th century

Background imageEnfant Collection: Portraits of women from Sudan - Photograph second half of the 19th century

Portraits of women from Sudan - Photograph second half of the 19th century
CSO4984578 Portraits of women from Sudan - Photograph second half of the 19th century -; (add.info.: Portraits of women from Sudan - Photograph second half of the 19th century -); Photo © DDF

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 29: Verb

Page 29: Verb
6346519 Page 29: Verb by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: V: Verb

V: Verb
6346530 V: Verb by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: T: Late

T: Late
6346527 T: Late by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 31: Z

Page 31: Z
6346521 Page 31: Z by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 30: W X

Page 30: W X
6346520 Page 30: W X by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 25: Stupor

Page 25: Stupor
6346515 Page 25: Stupor by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 22: Rigaudon

Page 22: Rigaudon
6346512 Page 22: Rigaudon by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 13: John

Page 13: John
6346503 Page 13: John by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 11: Chafer

Page 11: Chafer
6346501 Page 11: Chafer by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 06: Hide and Seek

Page 06: Hide and Seek
6346496 Page 06: Hide and Seek by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 05: Becassine is asleep

Page 05: Becassine is asleep
6346495 Page 05: Becassine is asleep by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 04: Alphabet (continued)

Page 04: Alphabet (continued)
6346494 Page 04: Alphabet (continued) by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Page 01: Title

Page 01: Title
6346491 Page 01: Title by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: O: Omelet

O: Omelet
6346488 O: Omelet by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: G: Gabrielle asks for grace

G: Gabrielle asks for grace
6346479 G: Gabrielle asks for grace by Pinchon, Joseph Porphyre (1871-1953); 31.5x22.5 cm; (add.info.: in "Becassine mistress of school. Editions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1929)

Background imageEnfant Collection: W: Washington

W: Washington
6346280 W: Washington by Neziere, Raymond de La (1865-1953) & Neziere, Solange de La (1896-1940); 30.5x24 cm; (add.info.: in "Franco-American Alphabet)

Background imageEnfant Collection: V: Winners (Vanquishers)

V: Winners (Vanquishers)
6346279 V: Winners (Vanquishers) by Neziere, Raymond de La (1865-1953) & Neziere, Solange de La (1896-1940); 30.5x24 cm; (add.info.: in "Franco-American Alphabet)

Background imageEnfant Collection: T U: Trench and Union

T U: Trench and Union
6346275 T U: Trench and Union by Neziere, Raymond de La (1865-1953) & Neziere, Solange de La (1896-1940); 30.5x24 cm; (add.info.: in "Franco-American Alphabet)

Background imageEnfant Collection: E F: United States and French

E F: United States and French
6346254 E F: United States and French by Neziere, Raymond de La (1865-1953) & Neziere, Solange de La (1896-1940); 30.5x24 cm; (add.info.: in "Franco-American Alphabet)

Background imageEnfant Collection: C D: Cocard and Flags

C D: Cocard and Flags
6346251 C D: Cocard and Flags by Neziere, Raymond de La (1865-1953) & Neziere, Solange de La (1896-1940); 30.5x24 cm; (add.info.: in "Franco-American Alphabet)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Andre Malraux French novelist, here as a child, c. 1904 (photo)

Andre Malraux French novelist, here as a child, c. 1904 (photo)
1732143 Andre Malraux French novelist, here as a child, c. 1904 (photo); (add.info.: Andre Malraux (1901-1976) french novelist, here as a child, c. 1904)

Background imageEnfant Collection: The Guitar, Paris 1808 (engraving)

The Guitar, Paris 1808 (engraving)
8679740 The Guitar, Paris 1808 (engraving) by Teniers, David the Younger (1610-90) (after); 17x20, 4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: La Guitare)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Virgin and Child. Anonymous painting. Icon. Museo Civico, Modene

Virgin and Child. Anonymous painting. Icon. Museo Civico, Modene
VEN5032626 Virgin and Child. Anonymous painting. Icon. Museo Civico, Modene.; Museo Civico di Storia ed Arte, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Virgin and Child. Anonymous painting. Icon)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Lantern Manufacturers - Lantern Maker - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured photo

Lantern Manufacturers - Lantern Maker - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured photo
CSO4982193 Lantern Manufacturers - Lantern Maker - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured photo; (add.info.: Lantern Manufacturers - Lantern Maker - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured photo); Photo © DDF

Background imageEnfant Collection: Geisha and his Maikos - Japan 1880-1910

Geisha and his Maikos - Japan 1880-1910
CSO4980865 Geisha and his Maikos - Japan 1880-1910 -; (add.info.: Geisha and his Maikos - Japan 1880-1910 -); Photo © DDF. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageEnfant Collection: Business away from home - Business away from home - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured photo

Business away from home - Business away from home - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured photo
CSO4980175 Business away from home - Business away from home - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured photo; (add.info.: Business away from home - Business away from home - Japan 1880-1910 - Hand coloured)

Background imageEnfant Collection: Minister of Public Works: child digging the ground with a pick

Minister of Public Works: child digging the ground with a pick. Series of 11 chromolithographs on a dore background
DUV4218252 Minister of Public Works: child digging the ground with a pick. Series of 11 chromolithographs on a dore background: The Ministers. Unknown printer and publisher. Around 1880



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"Enfant: A Journey Through Art and Time" Step into the world of "enfants" as depicted in various artworks throughout history. From the bustling railway station to intimate moments captured on canvas, these glimpses into childhood evoke a range of emotions. In 1873, the gare Saint Lazare became a subject for an oil painting. The artist skillfully portrayed the energy and movement of this busy hub, where children scurried alongside adults, their innocence contrasting with the chaotic surroundings. Another masterpiece from that era is "The Dance Class. " Painted between 1873-1876, it showcases young ballerinas perfecting their craft. Their grace and determination are evident as they follow their instructor's lead, embodying both discipline and joy. Traveling back further in time to 1511, we encounter Madonna Feeding the Christ Child. This tender portrayal captures a mother's love as she nourishes her infant son. The bond between parent and child transcends centuries through this timeless artwork. Moving away from paintings but still exploring childhood themes, we find "Une Enfant Qui Sait Compter, " a sculpture created in bronze during 1593. This playful marmouset fountain figure adds whimsy to Toulouse's Place Saint-Etienne while reminding us of youthful curiosity and imagination. Continuing our journey through art forms inspired by youth, we stumble upon Paris-Montmartre-Garcons—a vibrant representation of street life capturing carefree boys playing games amidst urban landscapes. It serves as a testament to resilience despite challenging circumstances. Shifting gears towards historical context, Morocco-History-French Colonisation reflects on colonialism's impact on children's lives during that period—an exploration of power dynamics intertwined with innocence lost too soon. "The Governess, " painted in 1863, presents another perspective on childhood—the relationship between caregiver and child outside familial bonds. This poignant image highlights trust-building and the role of education in shaping young minds.