Sublime portraits of children reveal evolving notions of innocence

Children in portraits were first depicted only as tiny adults, little devils, or props to their parents’ ambition. In The Guardian, Antonia Fraser charts the evolution from brats to innocents as art reflected changing attitudes to childhood throughout Europe “Fifty years after Montaigne, a neighbour reassured a woman who had recently given birth to her … read more… “Sublime portraits of children reveal evolving notions of innocence”

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