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THE BELOVED CHILD (L'ENFANT CHÉRI)

Made by: Marguerite Gérard

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom Hall


About this object

In the center of the composition a child rides in a red and gold cart drawn by two young women. The child, enveloped in a voluminous white cloth, holds a dog. At the front a woman wears a pink dress beneath a chemise of thin gauze. The woman pushing from the back is dressed in a white cotton chemise and a striped skirt. Two dogs running alongside the cart and a young boy with a rake accompany the group on this outing in the park.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
THE BELOVED CHILD (L'ENFANT CHÉRI)
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
ca. 1790
Size:
60.3 x 78.7 x 94 cm (23 3/4 x 31 x 37 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.9
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE M. Gerard 179- lower right
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Hillwood Museum & Gardens: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Art Collector's Personal Museum"