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Boy In A Top Hat With Flies John Opie (1761 – 1807, English)

Sir John Everett Millais ( English Pre-Raphaelite painter and illustrator. Oil on canvas Sold through Christie's auctions.

Betty by Bernard Fleetwood-Walker R.A. (English 1893–1965)

Two Bairns by Sir John Everett Millais

Two Sisters, Percy Harland Fisher (1867 – 1944, English)

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes...(Philip Alexius de Laszlo (1869 – 1937, Hungarian-born English)

Boy with a Black Spaniel, François Hubert Drouais (French, Paris 1727–1775 Paris), 1766. (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Ole Lukøje" ... by Caroline Emilie Mundt - The Sandman is giving a boy nice dreams by holding his umbrella over him. Danish 1842 - 1922

"Portrait of a Boy with a Falcon" by Wallerant Vaillant (1623-1677) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Falconry and hunting were sports associated with the nobility in Europe, so showing a person with a falcon like this was a way of conveying the sitter's good breeding.

"Boy with a House of Cards" by François Hubert Drouais (date unknown) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - The image of a child building a house of cards is not an uncommon one in the 18th century. It was not just popular as a genre painting subject, but carried a moral message: the instability of a house of cards represented the transience and uncertainty of life, and in the hands of a child in a time when child immortality was fairly high, that becomes a very poignant message.