The Jumeau company produced its childlike bebe at a time when parents thought of their children as beautiful, unspoiled beings, the personifications of a perfect moral state. The faces of the French bebe dolls reflected this idealized, romantic view of children. Their rosy bisque complexions, big almond-shaped eyes, full cheeks, and delicately painted features created a captivating expression. Parents were drawn to purchase these dolls as representative of their own children.


  • Title: Doll
  • Creator: Jumeau
  • Date Created: 1878-1900
  • Location: France
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century
  • Medium: composition, bisque, paint, glass, wig
  • Object ID: 77.6075

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