Pride and Joy

Pride and Joy

Children's Portraits in the Netherlands, 1500-1700

Book - 2001
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The wonderful portraits of children that Dutch and Flemish artists painted in the late Renaissance and Baroque periods offer a fascinating look not just at the youngsters themselves -- along with their clothes, toys, and pets -- but also at the society in which they lived. The charming pictures in this unique book demonstrate that 500 years ago children were, as they are now, their parents' pride and joy.

At first glance, these young people in their elaborate clothing and fancy headgear hardly resemble modern youth. But their fresh faces and vivid expressions transcend time. Superb full-page color-plates reproduce 85 of the best of these portraits -- by famous and lesser-known artists alike -- while essays by leading art and cultural historians set them in context. Countless parents have formal portraits or studio photographs made of their children. For them, as well as for art lovers and students, Pride and Joy should hold an irresistible fascination.

Publisher: New York ; London : Harry N. Abrams, 2001
ISBN: 9780810967304
0810967308
Branch Call Number: 757.50492 Pride
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm

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