Three Children with Ewer

Three Children with Ewer
JACOB DE WITT (1785-1859)
after bas-reliefs by FRANÇOIS DU QUESNOY (1597-1643)
First half of the 18th century
oil on canvas
This picture and its companion piece Three Children Eating Grapes recall the works of 18th-century artists who made childhood a central subject. Another theme equally popular among decorators was the bacchanales, the festivities held in antiquity in honour of Bacchus, god of wine.
inv. PE 176

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ÉMILE PEYRE bequest, 1905