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Miss Crewe, ca. 1775

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(Sir) Joshua Reynolds (English, 1723-1792). Miss Crewe, ca. 1775. Oil on canvas. 137 x 112 cm (53 15/16 x 44 3/32 in.).

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About the Show:

The Changing Face of Childhood: British Children's Portraits and their Influence in Europe traces the evolution of European children's portraiture from the early 17th century, through the Age of Enlightenment and to the mid-19th century, as seen by artists from Sir Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, active in England, 1599-1641) to Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873).

This focus exhibition is dedicated to paintings of children in landscape, unaccompanied by adults, and affords us a chronology of artists' changing styles--styles that changed roughly in synch with patron-parents' shifting awareness of their children's autonomy and the modern concept of childhood.

Scheduled Venues

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main: April 20-July 15, 2007
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London: August 1-November 4, 2007
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