A girl pulling on a stocking at the right is attended by a young man standing by her. The centre of attention in the room is another girl bedecked in flowers who admires herself in a mirror.
This is the second in a series of four canvases by Lancret (all in the collection) which represent the Four Ages of Man - 'Childhood', ‘Adolescence’, 'Youth', and 'Old Age'. The subject of 'Childhood' is play. The 'games' in 'Adolescence' have a more amorous purpose.
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This group of paintings were made as a series and would have been displayed together.