Boy with a Spinning-Top
|Boy with a Spinning-Top|
|Artist||Jean Siméon Chardin|
|Dimensions||67 cm × 76 cm (26 in × 30 in)|
It is based on a 1735 work now in the São Paulo Museum of Art and shows Auguste-Gabriel, son of the jeweller Charles Godefroy, contemplating a teetotum or spinning top, in line with Age of Enlightenment ideas on childhood and play, especially those of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. On the table in the background are an inkwell, a pen and books, whilst a drawer in the table is open to show a porte-crayon.
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