Arts Everyday Living: Artists Specialists Of Children—Portraits of Sisters and Brothers

Cecilia Beaux, Dorothea and Francesca, 1898, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

 

American Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) and Italian Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) were both skilled and successful portrait artists, particularly of children.  Fortunately, we have some information on the young subjects above: Dorothea and Francesca were children of close friends while the two boys below were the children of Ramon Subercaseaux, a Chilean painter as well as politician and diplomat.

 

Giovanni Boldini, Luis and Pedro Subercaseaux, c. 1887, oil on canvas, location unknown

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