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David Adolf Constant Artz (1837 – 1890, Dutch)

Although the “I Am A Child – Children in Art History” blog is no longer active, it remains available as an online archive of fine art. Packed with over 30,000 paintings from 3,100+ artists, I was delighted to find this collection of knitting/sheepish/everyday childhood recollections by David Adolf Constant Artz… Enjoy! ♥ Jackie


(Part II)


The First Step

Awaiting Father’s Homecoming

Awaiting Father’s Return – Watching The Ships Return

Midday Meal – At Grandmother’s

Coming From Church

Maternal Cares

Idyll – A Happy Tune

Mother With Children And Lamb

Preparing Lunch

Return Of The Herd

A Girl Knitting In The Dunes

The Fisherman’s Return

A Girl Playing With A Doll

A Walk In The Dunes

Maternal Cares

A Young Cowherd

A Fisherman And His Family

Children Knitting On The Beach

Family On The Dunes

(See also: Part I)

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44 responses

  1. Wow. Stunning!

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    April 18, 2016 at 11:31 pm

  2. Love these thank you for sharing.

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    April 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    • Thanks for enjoying them, Pam! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      April 19, 2016 at 12:13 am

      • I have a thing for paintings…

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        April 19, 2016 at 12:14 am

        • Oh? Do you paint? I can’t paint to save my life 😉 but do admire paintings! I find these have a calming beauty about them 🙂 ♥ ❤

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          April 19, 2016 at 12:24 am

          • I love to paint but have nerve damage in my hands that make it difficult. So, I write and use paintings to illustrate my work. Sometimes, I use them to inspire details in my writing. Some people miss my homepage because the reader takes them to page 2 but I have quite a collection on my blog. I enjoy the ones you posted because they are such sweet illustrations of everyday life.

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            April 19, 2016 at 12:33 am

            • Sweet and tranquil illustrations, indeed! Oh hey, very interesting about your home page… I generally don’t use the Reader, but have often wanted to pin your posts. Pinterest requires an image, though. So from now on, I’ll keep one eye on your home page! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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              April 20, 2016 at 4:02 pm

  3. Stunning. Thank you for the share. There is just something about Dutch paintings that I can simply never get enough of.

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    April 19, 2016 at 2:18 am

  4. Aww – this is so lovely! I just love dutch paintings so, so much! Thank you for sharing this with us! 😀 Sarah xoxo

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    April 19, 2016 at 7:53 am

  5. What a glorious selection!

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    April 20, 2016 at 1:13 am

    • Well you know, Jean… Those seashore paintings made me think of you ❤ And now, I'm so glad to hear you did enjoy them! 🙂 ♥ ❤


      April 20, 2016 at 4:29 pm

  6. This was a nice treat! I like mid day lunch the most – the teacup being held has an elegance to the everyday feel – and just called to me. I also liked the waiting slash ship return – but the series has a historic mood! Do you have a fav?

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    April 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    • Yes, historic yet timeless life moments! My favourite would be the girl knitting in the dunes… That’s the one that caught my eye on Pinterest 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      April 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      • oh yeah, I like it too – has such a life out in nature feel and then that by the sea enchantment

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        April 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

  7. Wonderful art!

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    April 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm

  8. So nice, love the beautiful images, greatwork!!

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    April 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  9. The Classical era is a treasure of beauty. Cheers.Jal

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    April 23, 2016 at 9:59 am

  10. What beautiful images! ❤

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    April 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

  11. I love the one called “The First Step.” It just shows that though the fashions may change, people’s behavior stays much the same. 🙂

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    April 25, 2016 at 8:41 am

    • Oh yes, that one is a particularly precious moment for all time! And without photographs, every stroke will have been painted from peaceful memory in the artist’s heart 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      April 26, 2016 at 6:36 pm

  12. Wow. These are master pieces – so living, like photos. My favorite one is “Idyll – A Happy Tune”.

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    April 27, 2016 at 12:08 am

    • Oh yes, the paintings are quite life-like! Thanks for weighing-in with your favourite, Sartenada 🙂 … can almost hear the boy playing his happly tune 🙂 ♥ ❤


      April 30, 2016 at 8:39 pm

  13. Beautiful paintings, the way they are set out.

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    April 30, 2016 at 2:23 am

  14. This work is incredible! Let the happy tunes of magical hours play in our heart, too. Thanks for all the likes and follow.

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    May 2, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    • Indeed, the heart loves to play a happy tune!
      Thanks to you for finding me first, Deepak 🙂 Your blog is filled with positive thoughts, which makes it quite “likeable” 🙂 ♥ ❤


      May 4, 2016 at 12:22 am

  15. Thank you so much for sharing these.


    May 3, 2016 at 1:51 am

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