At right, a dog on a leash leads a boy and a woman holds a child. At left is a cat in a cradle behind which a woman with three small children and a boy sit.
Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Nursemaids, ca. 1765, oil on canvas, 12 7/16 x 15 11/16 in. (31.6 x 39.8 cm), Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 31-61

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Nursemaids, ca. 1765

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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.316

ArtistJean-Baptiste Greuze, French, 1725–1805
TitleThe Nursemaids
Object Dateca. 1765
Alternate and Variant TitlesLes Sevreuses; The Dry Nurses
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)12 7/16 x 15 11/16 in. (31.6 x 39.8 cm)
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 31-61

Scholarly research and commentary to be published in 2022.