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Background imagePlayful Collection: Studies of Cats and of a Dragon, c1480 (1945). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Studies of Cats and of a Dragon, c1480 (1945). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Studies of Cats and of a Dragon, c1480 (1945). From The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. [Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1945]

Background imagePlayful Collection: Cats playing with a chessboard. Artist: Goupil and Co

Cats playing with a chessboard. Artist: Goupil and Co
Cats playing with a chessboard

Background imagePlayful Collection: The Holy Family with Saints and Angels, 1606. Creator: Joachim Anthonisz Wtewael

The Holy Family with Saints and Angels, 1606. Creator: Joachim Anthonisz Wtewael
The Holy Family with Saints and Angels, 1606.

Background imagePlayful Collection: Bathers Of The Borromean Isles, c1865-70. Creator: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Bathers Of The Borromean Isles, c1865-70. Creator: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Bathers Of The Borromean Isles, c1865-70. The Borromean Islands, on Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy, are famous for their isolation and natural beauty.

Background imagePlayful Collection: The Three Graces, 1872. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

The Three Graces, 1872. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
The Three Graces, 1872. The Graces, often three in number, were goddesses who represented such qualities as charm, beauty, and creativity

Background imagePlayful Collection: Nymphs And Satyr, 1873. Creator: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Nymphs And Satyr, 1873. Creator: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Nymphs And Satyr, 1873. Three nymphs playfully drag a Satyr into a woodland pond, while a fourth calls to her companions in the distance. Satyrs--half-man, half-goat--were reputedly unable to swim.

Background imagePlayful Collection: 'How are you?' by J. C. Dollman, 1876. Creator: RC West. 'How are you?' by J. C. Dollman, 1876

"How are you?" by J. C. Dollman, 1876. Creator: RC West. "How are you?" by J. C. Dollman, 1876
"How are you?" by J. C. Dollman, 1876. Engraving from a painting. From "Illustrated London News", 1876

Background imagePlayful Collection: Krishna and Balarama Play with Gopas, Folio from a Bhagavata Purana... between 1525 and 1550

Krishna and Balarama Play with Gopas, Folio from a Bhagavata Purana... between 1525 and 1550. Creator: Unknown
Krishna and Balarama Play with Gopas, Folio from a Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of the Lord) (recto), Text (verso), between 1525 and 1550

Background imagePlayful Collection: The Reversal of Roles, Episodes from the Krishna Lila (The Play of Krishna)... c1725

The Reversal of Roles, Episodes from the Krishna Lila (The Play of Krishna)... c1725. Creator: Unknown
The Reversal of Roles, Episodes from the Krishna Lila (The Play of Krishna), Folio from a Sur Sagar (The Ocean of Sur Das) (image 2 of 11), c1725

Background imagePlayful Collection: Peasant and Dog, 17th century. Creator: Frederick Bloemaert

Peasant and Dog, 17th century. Creator: Frederick Bloemaert
Peasant and Dog, 17th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Sleeper Awakened by a Young Woman with Fire, early 1620s. Creator: Nicolas Regnier

Sleeper Awakened by a Young Woman with Fire, early 1620s. Creator: Nicolas Regnier
Sleeper Awakened by a Young Woman with Fire, early 1620s

Background imagePlayful Collection: The dog Courtisan, c17th century. Creator: Unknown

The dog Courtisan, c17th century. Creator: Unknown
The dog Courtisan, c17th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: The Sleeping Officer, late 17th century. Creator: Jacob Ochtervelt

The Sleeping Officer, late 17th century. Creator: Jacob Ochtervelt
The Sleeping Officer, late 17th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Portrait of a Child, c18th century. Creator: Anon

Portrait of a Child, c18th century. Creator: Anon
Portrait of a Child, c18th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Radha and Krishna Exchange Clothes, c1800. Creator: Unknown

Radha and Krishna Exchange Clothes, c1800. Creator: Unknown
Radha and Krishna Exchange Clothes, c1800

Background imagePlayful Collection: Tokugawa Ietsuga Playing at Archery, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Tokugawa Ietsuga Playing at Archery, 1875. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Tokugawa Ietsuga Playing at Archery, 1875. From Brief Account of the Rulers of the Tokugawa Clan

Background imagePlayful Collection: A Thousand Grasses (Chigusa) (image 6 of 33), 1900. Creator: Kamisaka Sekka

A Thousand Grasses (Chigusa) (image 6 of 33), 1900. Creator: Kamisaka Sekka
A Thousand Grasses (Chigusa) (image 6 of 33), 1900. Album of (thirty) color woodblock prints

Background imagePlayful Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Paysanne de Quito, c1797. Creator: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Paysanne de Quito, c1797. Creator: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Paysanne de Quito, c1797

Background imagePlayful Collection: Netsuke in the Form of a Monkey on a Horse, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Netsuke in the Form of a Monkey on a Horse, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Netsuke in the Form of a Monkey on a Horse, 19th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Pair of Okimono in the Form of Chinese Lions on Pierced Balls, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Pair of Okimono in the Form of Chinese Lions on Pierced Balls, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Pair of Okimono in the Form of Chinese Lions on Pierced Balls, 19th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Okimono in the Form of a Pair of Gamboling Piebald Puppies, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Okimono in the Form of a Pair of Gamboling Piebald Puppies, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Okimono in the Form of a Pair of Gamboling Piebald Puppies, 19th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Wild Boar Pair, early 19th century. Creator: Kano Tomokazu

Wild Boar Pair, early 19th century. Creator: Kano Tomokazu
Wild Boar Pair, early 19th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Five Rat Group, Mid-late 19th century. Creator: Ikkan

Five Rat Group, Mid-late 19th century. Creator: Ikkan
Five Rat Group, Mid-late 19th century

Background imagePlayful Collection: Tiger Rolling, c1850-1869. Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye

Tiger Rolling, c1850-1869. Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye
Tiger Rolling, c1850-1869. In this amusing scene, the tiger rolls on the ground, rubbing its back in a manner similar to that of domestic cats

Background imagePlayful Collection: A Fox Family, 1886. Creator: Bruno Liljefors

A Fox Family, 1886. Creator: Bruno Liljefors
A Fox Family, 1886

Background imagePlayful Collection: Krishna and Gopis Celebrating the Holi Festival, between c1700 and c1720. Creator: Unknown

Krishna and Gopis Celebrating the Holi Festival, between c1700 and c1720. Creator: Unknown
Krishna and Gopis Celebrating the Holi Festival, between c1700 and c1720

Background imagePlayful Collection: Madonna and Child, 1480-1485. Creator: Bartolomeo Montagna

Madonna and Child, 1480-1485. Creator: Bartolomeo Montagna
Madonna and Child, 1480-1485. Christ and Mary's divinity is downplayed; their halos are just barely visible and they appear quite simply as mother and son

Background imagePlayful Collection: The Musicians, c.1876-c.1877. Creator: Henriette Ronner

The Musicians, c.1876-c.1877. Creator: Henriette Ronner
The Musicians, c.1876-c.1877. An amusing contrast can discerned in this lively scene by Henriette Ronner-Knip, renowned for her sentimental depictions of cats and dogs in domestic interiors

Background imagePlayful Collection: Boys playing, 1722-1774. Creator: Arnout Rentinck

Boys playing, 1722-1774. Creator: Arnout Rentinck
Boys playing, 1722-1774. One child holds a tambourine, while another, holding a sprig of holly, tussles with a third boy

Background imagePlayful Collection: Maria Mathilda Bingham with Two of her Children, c.1810-c.1818. Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Maria Mathilda Bingham with Two of her Children, c.1810-c.1818. Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Maria Mathilda Bingham with Two of her Children, c.1810-c.1818

Background imagePlayful Collection: Piano Practice Interrupted, 1813. Creator: Willem Bartel van der Kooi

Piano Practice Interrupted, 1813. Creator: Willem Bartel van der Kooi
Piano Practice Interrupted, 1813. A native of Friesland, artist Van der Kooi specialised in painting children. The children in this painting are shown in a playful, spontaneous pose

Background imagePlayful Collection: Elizabeth Duncan dancers and children, 1941 Creator: Arnold Genthe

Elizabeth Duncan dancers and children, 1941 Creator: Arnold Genthe
Elizabeth Duncan dancers and children, 1941

Background imagePlayful Collection: Air, ca. 1748. Creator: Jean Daullé

Air, ca. 1748. Creator: Jean Daullé
Air, ca. 1748. After Francois Boucher

Background imagePlayful Collection: Three Children Among Clouds Near a Palm Leaf, 1738-45. Creator: Gabriel Huquier

Three Children Among Clouds Near a Palm Leaf, 1738-45. Creator: Gabriel Huquier
Three Children Among Clouds Near a Palm Leaf, 1738-45. After Francois Boucher

Background imagePlayful Collection: The Calmady children, after 1850. Creator: English School

The Calmady children, after 1850. Creator: English School
The Calmady children, after 1850

Background imagePlayful Collection: Descending Geese at Katada (Katada rakugan), from the series 'Fashionable Eight Views... c.1814/17

Descending Geese at Katada (Katada rakugan), from the series "Fashionable Eight Views... c.1814/17
Descending Geese at Katada (Katada rakugan), from the series "Fashionable Eight Views of Omi (Furyu Omi hakkei)", Japan, c. 1814/17

Background imagePlayful Collection: Baby Satyrs and Putti Playing with Donkey, n.d. Creator: Jacob de Wit

Baby Satyrs and Putti Playing with Donkey, n.d. Creator: Jacob de Wit
Baby Satyrs and Putti Playing with Donkey, n.d

Background imagePlayful Collection: Three Bears, plate ten from Four-Legged Animals, 1594. Creator: Nicolaes de Bruyn

Three Bears, plate ten from Four-Legged Animals, 1594. Creator: Nicolaes de Bruyn
Three Bears, plate ten from Four-Legged Animals, 1594

Background imagePlayful Collection: Seven Putti at Play with Symbols of Vanity, n.d. Creator: Unknown

Seven Putti at Play with Symbols of Vanity, n.d. Creator: Unknown
Seven Putti at Play with Symbols of Vanity, n.d

Background imagePlayful Collection: Design: Children, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: Benoit-Louis Prevost

Design: Children, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: Benoit-Louis Prevost
Design: Children, from Encyclopedie, 1762/77

Background imagePlayful Collection: Five Putti at Play, n.d. Creator: Jacob de Wit

Five Putti at Play, n.d. Creator: Jacob de Wit
Five Putti at Play, n.d

Background imagePlayful Collection: Three Cherubs Playing around a Rock, n.d. Creator: Unknown

Three Cherubs Playing around a Rock, n.d. Creator: Unknown
Three Cherubs Playing around a Rock, n.d

Background imagePlayful Collection: Gerda Hagborg II, 1893. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn

Gerda Hagborg II, 1893. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn
Gerda Hagborg II, 1893

Background imagePlayful Collection: Two Cupids, One Holding a Wreath, mid to late 18th century

Two Cupids, One Holding a Wreath, mid to late 18th century. After Francois Boucher

Background imagePlayful Collection: Young Woman Wearing Lace Gloves Holding a Daguerreotype Case, 1860s. Creator: Unknown

Young Woman Wearing Lace Gloves Holding a Daguerreotype Case, 1860s. Creator: Unknown
Young Woman Wearing Lace Gloves Holding a Daguerreotype Case, 1860s

Background imagePlayful Collection: Woodland Deities Sourrounded by Dancing Bacchantes and Children Playing, 1848

Woodland Deities Sourrounded by Dancing Bacchantes and Children Playing, 1848. Creator: Lorenz Frolich
Woodland Deities Sourrounded by Dancing Bacchantes and Children Playing, 1848

Background imagePlayful Collection: The Joy of Life, 1908-1915. Creator: Edvard Weie

The Joy of Life, 1908-1915. Creator: Edvard Weie
The Joy of Life, 1908-1915

Background imagePlayful Collection: Five Sketches of Lions: Lioness with Cub, n. d. Creator: Henry Stacy Marks

Five Sketches of Lions: Lioness with Cub, n. d. Creator: Henry Stacy Marks
Five Sketches of Lions: Lioness with Cub, n.d



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