Arts Everyday Living: Memories of Childhood—The Children’s Hour in the Luxembourg Gardens

Albert Edelfelt, The Luxembourg Gardens, 1887, oil, Ateneum, Helsinki, Flnland

Although Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) was Finnish, he spent time in Paris like many of his artistic contemporaries in the late 19th century. Known for his realism, Edelfelt invites the viewer into the middle of a lively (and undoubtedly noisy) group of children with their mothers and nannies on a sunny day in the famous Luxembourg Gardens.






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