Dites donc, s’il plait

circa 1739-1792

Dites donc s’il vous plait, an etching by Nicolas Delaunay modeled after an original painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, depicts a motherly figure instructing children. In a scene representing the instruction of young people, notably absent are books and a father figure, both symbols of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s popular 18th century ideals of education.

Title

Dites donc, s’il plait

Date

circa 1739-1792

Description

Dites donc s’il vous plait, an etching by Nicolas Delaunay modeled after an original painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, depicts a motherly figure instructing children. In a scene representing the instruction of young people, notably absent are books and a father figure, both symbols of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s popular 18th century ideals of education.

Type

Language

French

Rights

Public Domain

Format

1 engraving: hand-colored illustrations

Source

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel I. Grey, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, 1988.004

Citation

Delaunay, Nicolas, 1739-1792, “Dites donc, s’il plait,” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/2396.