André Henri Dargelas - Around the World [c.1860s]
André Henri Dargelas (Bordeaux, October 11, 1828 - Écouen, June 1906) was a French painter. His works were particularly successful in Great Britain following an enthusiastic review by the English art critic John Ruskin who appreciated the sentimental vision of childhood typical of Dargelas. His main themes were the scenes of everyday life, with a predilection for the representation of children. In particular, the recurring theme of the school indicates the importance that the artist attributed to mass education.
[Christie’s, London - Oil on canvas, 46 x 37.5 cm]