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Child with Drinking Dog
Child with Drinking Dog
 
View all: Hentschel's Children
Item #: 76394
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3.5"

The porcelain children of Julius Konrad Hentschel were created between 1904 and 1907. During this period, attitudes toward children and their education were changing. Children were no longer viewed as miniature adults but as independent individuals. Superficial cuteness was replaced by everyday childhood realities. Indeed, detailed, loving observations of children's activities, free of sentimentality formed the basis of the charm and appreciation of the children of Julius Hentschel. Unfortunately, Hentschel died unexpectedly at the age of 35 in 1907, leaving behind a lasting legacy: fourteen porcelain children performing everyday child activities in a normal realistic environment. ...
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