Victorian children doing their best to be good until the painter goes home. Mothers and children by Belgian artist Gustave de Jonghe (1829-1893. Starting out with religious and historical subjects he is known for his society portraits and genre pictures.

"Mother with her Young Daughter." 1865.
“Mother with her Young Daughter.” 1865. Oil on panel. Image courtesy Sotheby’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_L%C3%A9onard_de_Jonghe_-_Mother_with_her_Young_Daughter.jpg
"Game Time." 1866.
“Game Time.” 1866. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_L%C3%A9onard_de_Jonghe_-_Game_Time.jpg
"Motherly Love." ca. 1860.
“Motherly Love.” ca. 1860. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://pixels.com/featured/motherly-love-gustave-leonard-de-jonghe.html
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