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Composition (Leda)

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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This type of painting became popular in the first half of the eighteenth century with the rise of the middle-class in England and, with it, a growing demand for portraiture to record the intimate detail of home life. It reflects an increasing relaxation in the relationship between parent and child, as children were no longer expected to behave like adults and the benefits of play and the role of the mother in child-rearing were increasingly recognised.

Pallant House Gallery





oil on sculpted board


H 8.9 x W 10.2 cm

Accession number

CHCPH 1017-9

Acquisition method

on loan from a private collection

Work type


Inscription description

Hayter 34


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Pallant House Gallery

9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ England

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