Spielende Kinder vor einer Herkulesgruppe
Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722)

Spielende Kinder vor einer Herkulesgruppe,

1687
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
34,9 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 23
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
250
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Adriaen van der Werff, Spielende Kinder vor einer Herkulesgruppe, 1687, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPJJZxgA (Last updated on 25.05.2022)
This picture about educating the young juxtaposes vice and virtue. While the figures in the background attend diligently to their study of artworks from Antiquity, the children playing in the light of the foreground, whose behaviour is marked by foolish idleness and frivolous lewdness, are to be reprimanded.

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